Barclaycard Marks World Environment Day
on: June 11, 2009, 5:23 am
order to mark World Environment Day 2009, Barclaycard challenged
its colleagues to 'cut a kilo' by changing the way that they work.
campaign was part of Barclaycard's commitment towards carbon
neutrality and was aimed at helping colleagues understand
how they can reduce their energy and water usage, and cut travel
and unnecessary waste.
the day itself, a team from Barclaycard was out and about litter
picking near Barclaycard's Brackmills HQ to help improve the local
also hosted guests from the local enterprise group Workbridge,
the Energy Saving Trust and Monkey World.
initiatives taking place included a scheme to promote car sharing
and promote the use of teleconferencing to reduce the need for
long distance travel.
2008 Barclaycard colleagues saved over 500 tonnes of CO2, helping
to make Barclaycard carbon neutral for its UK operations. In 2009,
the aim is to become carbon neutral for the entire Barclaycard
Global operation which has large operations in the US, Germany
and South Africa amongst others.
Brakes, Barclaycard's Environmental Manager commented, "Barclaycard's
work to help colleagues reduce their impact on the environment
paid great dividends in 2008 and we want to go one step further
in 2009. By marking World Environment day we're helping remind
colleagues that this is a problem that affects everyone and we're
all in this together".
Notes to editors
For more information about Barclaycard and World Environment Day
or to speak to Ben Drakes, contact the Barclaycard press office
on 01604 251229
Barclaycard, part of Barclays Global and Retail Commercial Banking
division, is a leading global payment business which helps consumers,
retailers and businesses to make and accept credit
card payments flexibly, and to access short-term credit when
company is one of the pioneers of new forms of payments and is
at the forefront of developing viable contactless and mobile payment
schemes for today and cutting edge forms of payment for the future.
It also issues credit
cards and charge cards to corporate customers and the UK Government.
Barclaycard partners with a wide range of organisations across
the globe to offer their customers or members payment options
addition to the UK, Barclaycard operates in the United States,
Europe, Africa and the Middle and Far East.
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