Aldi, the Co-op, United Utilities and Manchester Airport Group are among a number of big businesses to ramp up their climate commitments following discussions with the Greater Manchester Mayor as part of Green GB week.
The Mayor has used Green GB Week as a springboard to making our environmental vision a reality by gaining commitment from the businesses to work together. He said “We need a whole society approach to achieve our aims and the value of business collaboration cannot be emphasised enough. I’m calling on all businesses to take action and be part of Greater Manchester’s plans as well as marking the first ever Green GB Week. Whether it’s reducing single-use plastics or installing solar panels every business can play their part.”
One of the largest pledges came from Aldi, which has agreed to become carbon neutral by January 2019. Fritz Walleczek, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility, said: “We will be carbon neutral in 2019 and are continually working to reduce emissions and be kinder to the environment across our business. With more than 20 Aldi stores in Greater Manchester we are supportive of the new sustainability plans announced for the region.”