The Andover local group is involved in the Sediment Pathways Project, run by the Wessex Chalkstream and Rivers Trust (WCSRT). This group is working with WCSRT and local farmers to promote the benefits of improving water quality and preventing run off into water from adjacent land. One of the activities is a seminar run by WCSRT and supported by Frontier, held in Pewsey, Wiltshire, helping local growers to identify potential risks to water adjacent to their land and also what help might be available to help them take action. This is a good example of how Frontier’s expertise is being used for the benefit of the local area under The Responsible Choice.
In Diss, we are supporting the development of a one acre wildlife garden, as part of a larger economic and social regeneration project in the town. Frontier is a large employer in Diss and group members were keen to be involved in a project that would have an impact locally. Again, we are donating seed and our local agronomists are advising the project on growing it successfully.
Our Sandy office has focused its attention on improving our environmental impact by introducing better management of waste. A pilot scheme in the office makes it easier for people to recycle by providing more bins with better labelling. The group is also investigating opportunities for recycling the grain waste from the yard and the laboratory. These ideas will be rolled out to other sites as part of our overall waste management plan once tested in Sandy.