Red Funnel Ferries has been nominated in the Green Initiative Award, since launching its three-year environment strategy ‘Red Goes Green’ last year.

Red Funnel says it has reduced the amount of single-use plastic items used on-board its fleet including:

  • Condiment sauce sachets
  • Milk sachet cups
  • Plastic cutlery
  • The implementation of greener packaging made from renewable, lower carbon/recycled materials

In conjunction with the Environment Centre and Southampton’s Clean Air Network, Red Funnel’s aimed to amplify its anti-idling campaign to encourage more customers not to idle engines, particularly when boarding or disembarking from the ferries.

This will include more banners at terminals to inform customers and increase awareness on the need to improve air quality for customers, staff and local residents.

Fran Collins, CEO of Red Funnel, said:

“We are delighted to be nominated for the Green Initiative Award, as it’s such an important focus for us as a company. We are continuing to make big strides with our initiatives and work to our three-year environment strategy plan, as well as ensuring our green ethos is incorporated into our day-to-day decision making. It takes time, and there is more for us to do, but every little helps and we hope to continue our conscious effort towards being more green and sustainable as a company.”

The winners of the 2019 IW Chamber Business Awards for Excellence will be announced at on 18 October.