Triton Showers has continued its collaboration with the Canal & River Trust by organising and holding a second ‘Canal Clean-up’ event, which took place on 14 September in Coventry.
Joined by students and teachers from Oak Wood School, 10 volunteers from Triton spent a day cleaning up a 1km stretch of water that runs along the side of the manufacturer’s headquarters. Four bird boxes were also installed beside walkways to encourage wildlife to thrive.
The event, which Triton has pledged to carry out at least six times each year, saw employees support the local community by clearing the canal and surrounding area of litter, painting over graffiti and repairing fences. Oak Wood School’s students and teachers were then invited back to Triton’s facilities for a factory tour and further discussions about protecting the environment.
Tina Simpson, marketing director at Triton Showers, said: “As a company we aim to minimise our mark on the planet from an operations point of view, but we want to go beyond that. Carrying on
with our efforts to clean up and sponsor the canal has allowed us to improve the surrounding area, making it a better place for people to enjoy.”
Gail Thompson, job coach at Oak Wood School, added: “We are extremely grateful that our students were able to get involved with Triton’s latest clean-up initiative. Allowing them to take part really shows how they can help make a difference.”
Triton’s next canal clean-up is expected to take place at the end of October. In addition to its community projects, 2022 saw the shower manufacturer achieve Carbon Neutral Certification – a huge step forward on the company’s journey toward its goal of Carbon Net Zero alignment by 2027.