There is more to business than just making money

Langstone Technology Park
Langstone Technology Park
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ALL this week a technology park is promoting links between businesses on its premises and the community.

Responsible Business Week will see a wide range of events at Langstone Technology Park in conjunction with the charity Business in the Community.

Fasset managing director Gary Medlow

Fasset managing director Gary Medlow

It joins together people in the business, voluntary and public sectors in an annual initiative to increase visibility of the positive contribution businesses make to society.

The hope is that it will also inspire businesses of all sizes to learn how they can work together to tackle social, environmental and economic challenges.

Gary Medlow from Fasset, the company which runs the technology park, said: ‘At Langstone we are hoping to engage with as many of the 3,500 employees as we can. We have arranged something different each day and will be encouraging people to make an appointment to visit us to chat about initiatives across Langstone and what they can do to make a difference.

‘As well as launching new chewing gum recycling, we are working with partners to promote better waste management and even electric cars.

‘For the first time, anyone can book onto a tour of the waste area and fully understand what we already do to get as much waste recycled as possible.’

More than 5,000 people across the UK are set to take part in Responsible Business Week running debates, online discussions and conferences which bring to life how business is addressing social and environmental issues.

The events at Langstone Technology Park include a talk and demonstration today by Southern Motor Company on electric cars.

There will also be a talk from the Recycled Assets Company.

On Wednesday, experts from Veolia, the waste management company will be there to answer questions. They will conduct tours around the technology park’s waste centre.

On Thursday there will be a book swap to tie in with World Book Night plus environment courses for businesses.

Go to bitc.org.uk.