Walk­ers praised for so­lar switch

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - BUSINESS -

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.

Di­rec­tor Nicky

“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.

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