PD Ports is keeping it green

North East-based ports group has demonstrated its commitment to the communities it operates in with its first Green Week.

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PD Ports, which has its headquarters in Middlesbrough, held the event across its 13 nationwide locations, hosting a variety of green-themed activities such as planting wild flowers, conducting beach clean-ups, car-sharing and creating planters from old hard hats.

The initiative was the idea of the Group’s Environmental Champions, who are responsible for ensuring PD Ports continues to improve its commitment to sustainability.

The firm’s chief executive Frans Calje said: “It’s vitally important for us to raise awareness of environmental issues and to actively get involved in preserving our environment for future generations.”

Staff from PD Ports’ Teesside sites at Hartlepool, Teesport and Billingham took part in a variety of environmentally-friendly events during the week, including litter-picks around Hartlepool and a beach clean-up at South Gare which filled a flatbed truck.

A team of 15 volunteers also spent a day at the RSPB Saltholme nature reserve, working on resurfacing paths that had been damaged during the recent bad weather, while staff across the group took part in a car-sharing exercise, saving a total of 340 miles over the week.

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