CalMac signs up to Prince’s green scheme

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CalMac has signed up to the Prince of Wales’s Waste to Wealth Commitment organised by his Business in the Community network.

Leaders from business, government, academia and civil society joined the Prince at the initiative’s launch in London.

The pledge is designed to help tackle the challenges of climate change by committing to actions to prevent the destruction of natural habitats. The target is to double the nation’s resource productivity by using them more efficiently and to reduce avoidable waste by 2030.

CalMac already has in place environmental and procurement strategies to minimise waste, increase recycling and promote sustainable procurement.

CalMac environmental manager Klare Chamberlain said: ‘We are delighted to be the first transport operator to sign up to this commitment. As a company we are already changing the way we work to make more use of the resources we use through reducing, reusing  and recycling.

‘By the end of the first year of our Waste to Wealth Commitment we will have defined an action plan and will be working collaboratively to identify innovative solutions to some of the environmental challenges we face.’

Gudrun Cartwright, environment director at Business in the Community, said: ‘CalMac has demonstrated leadership and commitment to tackle systemic challenges by signing up to the Waste to Wealth Commitment.’