Sewtec join Wakefield First’s Business Sustainability event16 June 2022
Wakefield First recently held their free Business Sustainability event to inspire local businesses on all things green. Sewtec were proudly chosen not only as the venue for this event but also as a local business leading the way and were therefore invited to share what we are doing as a company to be more sustainable.
Our very own Director of Business Support Mark Atkins and Sales Director Paul Johnson both took the stand to share our sustainability initiatives, both what we at Sewtec are doing as a company and how we are helping our customers become more sustainable. Also talking at the event was Gary Blenkinsop, Service Director at Wakefield Council and James Taylor, Environmental Professional at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. After each business had given its talk, audience members were invited to partake in a Q&A session before being taken on an exclusive tour of Sewtec’s impressive premises.
In Sewtec’s talk, Mark explained to the audience about the internal sustainability initiatives that Sewtec have put in place over the years. We are ranked in the top 5% of the most sustainable companies in the world by EcoVadis, so were able to share some successful strategies to inspire other businesses. Mark talked about our Corporate Social Responsibility work within the local community, supporting charities, colleges and universities. He explained how we installed charging points at Sewtec’s HQ to help facilitate the switch to electric cars, along with the ways we generally educate and encourage our employees on how to be more sustainable in their day-to-day lives.
Paul Johnson took the time to share the innovative sustainability automation work that we have been undertaking with global businesses in a range of sectors, inventing new ways to help them reduce their product packaging and reliance on plastic. He also explained our modernisation and upgrade services, where we take existing machines that perhaps don’t serve their purpose anymore or that have become outdated, and give them a new lease of life to keep them in use for longer and avoid unnecessary scrappage.
Mark Atkins says, “It’s important for businesses to support each other in becoming as sustainable as possible, regardless of size. We’re honoured to be given this platform by Wakefield First to promote the benefits of going green and to inspire others to implement sustainability initiatives into their business model. Every little helps and Sewtec are committed to making a difference.”