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Think Green and the "Bras not Bombs" Initiative

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Johnson Astills has recently developed an In-house Green and Sustainability Committee which has been aptly named ‘Think Green’ to improve the firm’s working practices and the employees’ approaches and attitudes towards sustainability in their everyday life. Johnson Astills has already made strides to improve their carbon footprint by each department becoming ‘paper-lite’, with the last department due to become ‘paper-lite’ in early 2020. With the paper that we already use, we have ensured that we source this from an environmentally friendly supplier, who gives back to woodland in the UK by donating 5p to the Woodland Trust for every pack sold; the Woodland Trust help preserve woodland and plants further trees. We have also been encouraging employees to use less plastic, recycle wrappers and packaging and consider cycling to work to encourage small changes to their everyday practices.

In addition, we have focused on giving back to the local and wider community and we have a number of projects currently underway. A project that we completed last week was the donation of a number of pre-loved bras to the charity Bras not Bombs, which provides bras to asylum seekers and refugees in refugee camps across the world. As a predominantly female firm, it became apparent that most employees had a number of bras which they no longer needed and could be donated to a person in need. The charity asks for bras of any size which are still in good condition but recent pleas have focused on requests for maternity bras, training bras and post-op mastectomy bras.

On hearing about the appeal, we decided to root through our drawers and with support from friends and family we managed to collect 70 bras of all shapes and sizes which were delivered to the charity’s base in Nottingham last week.

Johnson Astills is committed to developing community links and giving back to those in need, we are currently affiliated with a number of local charities. Keep your eyes peeled on social media for further initiatives and projects that the ‘Think Green’ team are organising in the near future.