Refresco Wins Asda Sustainability Award
22 January 2018
We’re delighted to announce that Refresco UK have been recognised for “everyday improvements” at the annual Asda Sustainability Awards.
The category was a tough one this year, and the competition included Deeside Cereals, Dawn Meats, Westmill Foods and Wyke Farms; however our nomination stood out with the judges because the main beneficiaries are the community and Refresco employees.
The award was for our work with the social enterprise Somerset Wood Recycling who are renovating the rest area in front of the factory and who built our garden furniture from old pallets and cable drums. 2017 saw us establish a working relationship whilst we worked out how we can best support them; 2018 will see an expansion of our partnership with some great projects and initiatives already in development.
Somerset Wood Recycling are also our main contractor for site maintenance such as litter picking, vegetation clearance and gully and culvert cleaning. This guaranteed income has allowed Somerset Wood Recycling to extend their facilities and provide more places to support young people in the community and help them make a positive change to their lives.
We thank everyone who has been and will be involved in this initiative and look forward to continuing our mutually beneficial partnership with Somerset Wood Recycling through 2018. Please take a look at the work and services that Somerset Wood Recycling provide – discounts are available to all Refresco employees!