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Friday, 21 February

Oceansaver Accolade Presented To Goldman Sachs

Matt Hemming, Customer Experience Director at Waterlogic UK, presents Dean Tracey, Executive Director in Hospitality Operations at Goldman Sachs, with the Oceansaver Accolade

Waterlogic, the supplier of drinking water systems, has recently launched The Oceansaver Accolade – and Goldman Sachs have been recognised for their commitment to removing single-use plastics throughout their organisation.

The Oceansaver Accolade programme has been created to recognise organisations that have made a significant contribution and commitment to the reduction of single-use plastics. These plastics are not only having a huge impact on climate change but are dangerously polluting the world’s oceans.

 

Sustainability inside

 

Waterlogic supports Goldman Sachs at their London headquarters with five point-of-use (POU) water dispensers, providing great tasting water from dispensers built with sustainability inside. Environmental sustainability is at the forefront of Waterlogic’s operational mindset - the company were the first to introduce POU water dispensing systems that connect directly to existing water supplies, thereby reducing the need for environmentally unfriendly single-use plastic bottles or the carbon associated with the regular transportation of large PET bottles that are supplied to traditional water coolers. 

 

Environmental Policy Framework

 

Goldman Sachs has outlined in their Environmental Policy Framework guidelines for responsible resource consumption, which has brought about the removal of single-use plastics at their campuses. Goldman Sachs were committed to removing 85% of plastic consumed by the end of 2019 and are on track to remove 100% of plastic bottles and disposables by 2025.

In addition to the removal of single-use plastics, there is a strong commitment to eliminate paper cups across the London campus at their tea points. The company  have suggested employees bring a reusable bottle or mug to work. These initiatives and others have ensured Goldman Sachs is on track to eliminate 38 tons of waste per year.

 

Mindful

 

Dean Tracey, Executive Director in Hospitality Operations at Goldman Sachs, said: “We are really proud to have received this award in recognition of our efforts to remove single-use plastics from our hospitality business globally. We appreciate the partnership with Waterlogic that is helping us reach our goal, by providing an innovative water offering that encourages people to be mindful of their environmental impact.”

Waterlogic are determined to spread the message of just how harmful single-use plastics are to the planet. A company spokesperson told ThisWeekinFM: "Chemicals and toxins from these single-use plastics leech into the ecosystem, causing harm to the health of both human and animal populations. In addition, more than 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the oceans each year according to the United Nations and by 2050 the oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish." - To Read More Click Here

"According to Business Insider, the coming years the sea fish we eat will continue to contain microscopic pieces of plastic which is a danger to health. Decomposing bottles also release greenhouse gases which present further serious health risks." - To Read More Click Here

 

Leading the way

 

Matt Hemming, Customer Experience Director at Waterlogic UK said: “I get the opportunity to work with many businesses across the country. A lot of businesses are making more effort on the sustainability front, however, there are very few who put environmental sustainability at the forefront of what they do as an organisation. This is what Goldman Sachs have been doing by eliminating all single-use plastic cups and paper coffee cups from all of their London sites. This is at the same time as promoting to their staff to only use reusable products when consuming drinks. Waterlogic UK want to recognise this, which is why we have presented Goldman Sachs with our Oceansaver Accolade for businesses that have made a significant contribution and commitment to Environmental Sustainability.”

 

Goldman Sachs have been eliminating all single-use plastic cups and paper coffee cups from all of their London sites. This is at the same time as promoting to their staff to only use reusable products when consuming drinks

– Matt Hemming 

Customer Experience Director, Waterlogic UK

 

Picture: Matt Hemming, Customer Experience Director at Waterlogic UK, presents Dean Tracey, Executive Director in Hospitality Operations at Goldman Sachs, with the Oceansaver Accolade.

 

For further information about Waterlogic and their POU water dispensers – Click Here

 

N.B. Waterlogic have developed Firewall UV technology which at the point of dispense eliminates up to 99.9999% of bacteria. BioCote an antimicrobial compound added to key plastic surfaces is another feature that helps keep dispensers cleaner for longer. The Waterlogic water dispensers are designed to for low energy consumption, use recyclable materials and eco-friendly gas.

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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