Wednesday August 22nd, Volvo Cars Waterford headed out to Woodstown Beach, Waterford undertaking a beach clean-up. This was one beach clean-up in a series taking place around the world as the Volvo Cars CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, challenged Volvo Cars staff to assist in tackling the growing issue of marine plastic pollution globally.
With a busy and warm summer these past couple of months, tourists and locals have flocked to the beaches occasionally leaving rubbish behind them. Staff from Volvo Cars Waterford, along with family, friends and customers, headed out to Woodstown and collected as much rubbish as possible during the course of the evening. Over 4 black bags of rubbish were removed from the beach including food packaging, plastic bottles, drink cans, clothing etc.
General Manager of Volvo Cars Waterford, Liam Trant, said “It’s great to be able to do our part in helping the environment and keeping the Waterford coast line litter free. We had a great evening out in Woodstown on Wednesday and everyone was very enthusiastic to help.”
The beach clean-ups are just one of a series of sustainability initiatives that Volvo Cars are executing as the company shows its commitment to wider environmental responsibility.
‘Environmental care is one of Volvo Cars’ core values. We actively work to minimise our environmental impact. This is why all new Volvos launched from 2019 will be electrified, and why we’re committed to ensuring our global manufacturing operations are climate neutral by 2025’, said Patricia Greene, Head of Communications at Volvo Car Ireland.
Volvo Cars Waterford would like to thank all who volunteered and took part on the day.