Volunteering Programme

Members of our team will be volunteering at a local tree nursery to support biodiversity in the area.

We take our commitment to environmental sustainability seriously and are continually looking for ways to contribute to local initiatives that align with our sustainability targets. Volunteering is also a great way to enhance team cohesion and to promote employee wellbeing by taking time away from the office and spending time outdoors.

Members of our team will be taking part in a local volunteering programme at a St Asaph based tree nursery five minutes down the road from our Head Office. The nursery has set goals to produce 5,000 native wildflower and 5,000 native trees every year, and we are keen to support their goals in any way we can.

There has been significant interest in the volunteer programme from across the business, therefore we will be creating a rota to ensure that everyone can participate. Our volunteers will head to the local tree nursery every Tuesday morning for two hours and will participate in a variety of activities including tree planting and assembling sustainable plant pots.

At Leader Optec we have made a commitment to being carbon neutral and are in the process of reviewing consumption across the business to explore ways we can reduce our energy, water, gas and fuel usage. We are proud to say that over 90% of our packaging is now non-plastic or biodegradable. Throughout our facility we use cardboard drums, bio-poly bags, paper bags in replacement of bubble wrap, non-plastic packing tapes and paper void filler.

The local tree nursery has embedded several sustainable practices into their operations, such as recycled water systems, and are in the process of producing their own peat-free compost.

Laurie Summers, our Finance and HR Director, said: “We firmly believe that a great way to relax and clear your head is to get out of the work mindset. Volunteering for a local project and supporting the local environment is one step we are happy for our valued Team Members to explore”.

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