MERKUR UK commence phase 2 of environmental programme

MERKUR is supporting a wind farm in Sri Lanka helping saving 2,000 tonnes of CO2e.

MERKUR UK has launched a second stream of environmental activities in partnership with climate action platform Ecologi.

Phase two has seen the company support a small-scale onshore wind farm in Sri Lanka, which has already helped avoid 2,000 tonnes of CO2e – the equivalent of 1,535 long haul flights or 4,962,000 car miles.

Tony Boulton, MERKUR UK’s Director of Public and Political Relations believes that the scale of the problems facing the world should not put-off businesses from looking at ways in which they can help slow down the environmental crisis.

He stated: “The tree planting programme we have funded will see 25,000 trees established across 5,700 hectares in Southern Kenya. When you know that the 7-year target is over 14million it becomes clear that projects such as this require lots of companies and organisations to do whatever they can. The project we are supporting in Sri Lanka will prevent just short of 19,000 tonnes of CO2e through wind power.
The value of being a good corporate citizen is an important part of the culture which runs through MERKUR and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to add to our initial support programme and contribute to such a fantastic programme of work.”