Telford MP, Lucy Allan has visited Ricoh’s factory in Priorslee for a tour on the site looking at the manufacturing, circular economy and corporate biodiversity in operation. Including as part of the tour was a presentation on the Sustainability Centre of Excellence.
The talk and tour were led by Environment Officer, Andy Whyle and Maintenance Manager, Mark Anderson who between them have worked at the Telford plant for a combined 46 years. Ricoh opened its Telford site it 1983 and has a strong focus on economic sustainability which has included partnering up with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust to help manage the large greenfield area which occupies much of the site.
Lucy was especially impressed with the tour of the plant, looking at the way manufacturing and biodiversity aspects of the site were fully integrated.
After the tour, Lucy said: “The site’s biodiversity impressed me and showed a level for other companies to aim for. Biodiversity is integrated within the business and in in evidence everywhere across the site, ranging from a Japanese style garden.
“I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit this important local employer doing such a valuable work in the community.”
Above picture shows Lucy with Andy Whyle