The pledge focused on areas such as recycling plastic cash bags and damaged ATM cassettes, and eliminating paper statements to reduce costs and paper consumption.
Rachael’s enthusiasm has not only increased the awareness of environmental issues among suppliers but also resulted in significant savings for Barclays in 2012.
With support from Rachael and the processes she helped put in place, an estimated 350 tonnes of plastic has been recycled. A supplier has also stopped printing reports that were generating over 15,000 pages annually, and now provides them electronically instead.
Mentoring disadvantaged young people to achieve a place at college
Minds Matter is a US non-profit that works to prepare high achieving, low-income high school students for further education. With only six staff, Minds Matter relies heavily on skilled volunteers, like those from Barclays.