Gymshark moves to tackle workplace waste
Supported by First Mile, a recycling firm, sportswear brand Gymshark is working towards achieving zero-waste in the workplace.
The brand has announced it will receive First Mile’s collection and recycling services for eight separate material streams across all of its UK sites, including its Birmingham-based headquarters, the Gymshark Lifting Club, and London office.
The company’s 400-plus staff have also received interactive recycling workshops to learn how to effectively segregate waste into separate recycling sacks, which will collect paper, food, glass, compostable packaging and textiles.
Office layouts have been restructured to aid the recycling drive, with the number of bins slashed and more recycling points added.
“This year, as a business, we made a promise to our people and our planet. To our people, we promise a culture for everyone, with fair working conditions at a workplace which truly cares. To our planet, we promise to help prepare our environment for tomorrow, by making sustainability a part of everything we do. This includes reducing our carbon footprint and minimising all waste, direct and indirect, associated with Gymshark. First Mile is key to helping us achieve this,” said René Skytte, chief procurement officer at Gymshark.
Going forward, the brand will continue to engage with First Mile to discuss wider environmental issues and how Gymshark can further boost its sustainability plan.
The business didn’t say if its new zero-waste ambition will apply to its first permanent store, which is opening in London this Friday. Located in Covent Garden, the retail space will also host a variety of fitness classes.
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