Recycling, renewable energy and waste management company, Viridor, has become key partner of Peterborough Environment City Trust's (PECT) Investors in the Environment (IiE) scheme
The newly signed partnership will ensure local businesses benefit from the expertise Viridor has in the environmental arena, as well as contribute towards Peterborough's goal of becoming the UK's "environment capital".
Investors in the Environment is a leading not-for-profit environmental accreditation scheme designed to help businesses save money and reduce their impact on the environment. Over 85 businesses are participating in the IiE scheme.
Speaking on behalf of the company, Paul Rowland, regional manager for Viridor, commented: "We are proud to be supporting the IiE scheme. Managing the environmental aspects of any business and receiving recognition for such work is essential in today's market.
"General awareness of environmental issues is increasing and with it the demand for products and services that are provided with care for the environment. The IiE scheme not only helps businesses improve their environmental record but provides them with an accountable way of demonstrating their achievements to their stakeholders."
Kim Coley, green business officer from Investors in the Environment said: "We are delighted to welcome Viridor as our new main sponsor. Being environmental experts, Viridor are a valuable business to having on board. They will provide vital support to the IiE scheme and will be a key resource for our members. Leading by example they are working towards IiE Green Level environmental accreditation.
"Businesses interested in learning more about accreditation scheme can meet the IiE team and Viridor at Peterborough's Business Focus event next week in the new Green Business Hub arena."