Excel runs the extra 10km to cut carbon

Sixty staff
from Excel London will walk, cycle or jog 10km to work today as part of the
venue’s first Carbon Cutting Day.

The scheme
run by the Mayor’s London Development Agency aims to contribute to plans to cut
the capital’s carbon dioxide emissions by 60 per cent by
2025.

Javelin star Tessa Sanderson joins the
group, who receive a send off from the Mayor’s office before crossing Tower Bridge.

Excel London
chief executive Kevin Murphy says: “We are committed to sustaining a
well-managed, profitable business that is ethical and responsible in terms of
its impact on the environment, employment policy, social and economic
contributions to London and our local community Newham. 

“This first
Green Team day is a fantastic way of really engaging our staff and onsite
partners in a fun and educational way so that we all understand the company’s
core values. Being members of the Mayor’s Green 500 is one of the ways that we
are working with London to cut carbon and encourage other
businesses to do the same. Running the event to BS8901 means that we can set a
benchmark and try to improve year on year.” 

Excel, which will be hosting The Carbon
Show later this month, and playing a key role in the 2012 ‘Green’ Olympics, will
also be officially calculating its official carbon footprint in a final
celebration to end the day.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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