As part of the 350th Anniversary celebrations, Saint-Gobain PAM has been promoting other initiatives throughout the year, such as participating in the Derby 10K Business Team Challenge in April, which saw 35 employees take part whilst raising over £2,000 for WaterAid.
An anniversary woodland was also created in the Spring by Saint-Gobain PAM’s site in Telford, consisting of 350 native British trees and shrubs planted by the employees. The project to establish a typical British woodland and habitat for wildlife was organised by Saint-Gobain PAM in conjunction with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and the Business Environmental Support Scheme for Telford (BESST). This tree planting programme was replicated at Saint-Gobain PAM’s Melton Mowbray site on 15th October with the planting of over 400 trees on the Holwell plant’s former landfill site.
For Saint-Gobain PAM, this project was “another way of demonstrating that we have always taken our commitment to the environment very seriously, namely by signing up to initiatives such as the Infrastructure Carbon Review,” Richard Summers, Environmental Controller at Saint-Gobain PAM Telford commented.
In addition, in July, Saint-Gobain PAM opened the doors of its Telford site for a Charity Open Day. The community was invited to join the anniversary celebrations, as well as to learn about Saint-Gobain’s activity by taking part in a range of activities which included door plaque moulding, site tours, wildlife tours, bouncy castle and slide, and much more.
“This anniversary day has been a wonderful opportunity to bring together those who have contributed to Saint-Gobain’s achievements, which are the building blocks for a strong and sustainable future, these events culminated on our 350th anniversary and which really brought to life Saint-Gobain’s vision for the future”, Wendy Marriott concluded.