Who we work with
In order to achieve our vision of a cleaner, greener more sustainable Scotland, we believe the whole country needs to work together. As a key partner for individuals and communities, local and central government, third sector organisations and private sector businesses we are at the heart of that effort.
We seek to work in partnership across all sectors, pursuing partnership opportunities with relevant agencies and organisations where common interests exist.
Like many charities we have developed links with, worked in partnership with, and secured funding from, a wide variety of organisations. They understand their responsibilities to the environment and are already taking action on sustainability within their own organisations – they support us by providing volunteers, assistance with campaigns and funding for specific activities.
By working with different organisations on specific activities we have increased our ability to make a real difference in communities across Scotland – their assistance has enabled us to reach new audiences, fund innovative solutions to environmental problems and support action by local communities to deal with issues that affect their daily lives.
Engaging businesses in taking direct action to address environmental issues also gives us the opportunity to share positive environmental messages and best practice with their organisation, their employees and customers.
Some examples of those we work with are:
We were commissioned by Diageo to carry out an environmental excellence audit to assess the local environmental quality of three Distillery Visitor Centres: Glenkinchie, Oban and Dalwhinnie. Read our case study.
We were the key beneficiary of the funds generated by the carrier bag charge throughout 2014 to 2015 when we partnered with Tesco to help to make a real difference to the environment and communities of Scotland. This partnership enabled us to support over 500 communities and groups from across all of Scotland’s local authority areas.
We have worked with Coca-Cola Enterprises Real Business Challenge in Scotland for the past four years. Coca-Cola Enterprises also funded an initiative to scope our a project to engage, support and recruit Community Champions and is one of the founder funders of our Roadside Litter Campaign.
Hard Rock Cafe formally endorsed our Clean Up Scotland campaign and donates proceeds of their customers 5p single use carrier bag charges to us. We have used the donation to buy and distribute more than 2,500 #2MinuteCleanUp bags to individuals to do their bit to make Scotland cleaner, two minutes at a time.
Our partnership with EDF Energy has allowed us to develop an innovative education professional learning programme - E3: Energy, Enterprise and Environment - for teachers from across Scotland which links to their award winning educational programme ‘The Pod’.
Lloyds Banking Group became the first in the financial sector to commission us to carry out an audit of its Edinburgh Scottish Widow site. It received a Gold National Award for Environmental Excellence – the highest standard available.
The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) and member organisations AG Barr, Britvic, Coca-Cola European Partners, Lucozade Ribena Suntory and Red Bull are founder funders of our Roadside Litter Campaign.