Walkers praised for solar switch
Walkers Shortbread’s green credentials have been highlighted as part of Scotland’s Climate Week.
The iconic Moraybased food manufacturer has installed 80 solar energy panels on the roof of a new building, and these are now generating power for the company’s operations at Aberlour.
Walkers is also encouraging employees to use public transport instead of their cars.
The firm provides bus travel to and from work for around 600 shift staff each day, helping to reduce the number of cars on the road.
“A social responsibility with the local community”
Walker said: “Walkers Shortbread is continually striving to develop strong social and environmental initiatives.
“As one of the largest employers on Speyside, we have developed a social responsibility with the local community, our workforce and beyond.”
Now in its fourth year, Scotland’s Climate Week, which runs until Sunday, is an opportunity for organisations to celebrate the positive action they are taking to tackle climate change.
The Scottish Government has urged businesses throughout the country to put themselves forward for the inaugural Climate Week Awards before the November 1 deadline for entries.