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Let's be greener.
As a result of Caxtons' commitment to working with local work experience students, for which we have twice won an EBP Outstanding Employer Contribution award, Caxtons was approached by Northfleet School for Girls and asked to help with an environmental project.

The project, was run by a class of Year 11 students, and part of their GCSE studies. Caxtons' director David Gurton, and human resources manager Debbie Feast, met Debbie Manning, Nicole Goodger, and head teacher Julie Wilson - to formulate the project, and presented to the students explaining the background of Caxtons' business and what we hoped the project would achieve. Debbie said "We felt there was more we could do than just recycling paper and using low energy light bulbs! So we asked the students to look at all aspects of running the

business from energy efficiency of boilers and building insulation, through to recycling and consumables".

In addition to the academic work, the project gave students the opportunity to get a taste of the business world before they left school by attending business meetings and spending time in an office environment. At the end of the academic year, the students made a presentation of their key findings and recommendations to some of Caxtons' key staff.

David added "The project had a very real value for us. Not only did it help Caxtons to fulfill its statutory obligation to have regard to the impact of the company's operations on the community and the environment, but long-term it may cut costs by reducing energy bills, eliminate unnecessary journeys, reduce storage space and so on".

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