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Keep Britain Tidy partnership

DS Smith has been the official sponsor of Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award Scheme since 2015.

Through our partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, DS Smith employees have volunteered and fundraised to support the development of green spaces and the Green Flag Award for communities and businesses in the UK.

Our people have participated in a range of community events, from national campaigns like ‘Clean for the Queen’ and the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ to local volunteering initiatives, such as a morning working alongside United Welsh Housing Association to tidy one of their largest estates, benefiting residents and encouraging a positive culture change around littering and fly tipping.

Our environmentally friendly fundraisers have included a Virtual Balloon Race – the money raised is channelled back into DS Smith’s green projects.

In 2016, DS Smith and Keep Britain Tidy launched the ‘Green Space Business Awards’. Currently awarded to DS Smith Sites, we plan to extend the Award to other businesses that demonstrate a commitment to improving local parks and green spaces. Two DS Smith sites have already been awarded Green Space Business Awards.

The Award encourages businesses to take more responsibility within their local community, by supporting and building relationships with community groups, and in doing so, helping to improve the environmental standards in nearby recreational green areas.

We believe it will become an exciting and highly sought-after accreditation.