Express parcel carrier City Link has appointed waste and recycling company Biffa with the aim of recycling 80 per cent of its materials within the next nine months.
As part of the approximately £1 million commitment from City Link, Biffa will monitor and report on the main types of waste being generated on a monthly basis, enabling City Link to focus on the types of material to recycle, assess tonnages involved and identify new areas for recycling.
A new waste management policy will be rolled out to all City Link depots from this month.
The new deal marks the latest stage of City Link’s investment in its operations following the acquisition by Better Capital earlier this year.
Since then, City Link has been focussing on achieving greater efficiencies across its network and innovating to improve its customer offering.
City Link finance director Rob Peto said: “Since Better Capital bought the business earlier this year, City Link has invested heavily in improving our services and modernising the business.
“Part of this has been to look at our green credentials and make sure that we are delivering great customer service and value for money, we also act responsibly towards the environment and the communities we operate within.
“Through our partnership with waste specialist Biffa, which has helped many businesses improve their recycling performance, we hope to cut costs but more importantly to improve our environmental performance and reduce our carbon footprint.
“Biffa will provide dedicated managers to support our depots, train staff and create awareness meaning that everyone within City Link will play their part.”