Shire Leasing launches new sustainability partnership with HOME, Manchester’s centre for international contemporary art, theatre, music and film.
The 2021/22 sponsorship, which adds to Shire’s existing CSR and environmental improvement initiatives, will be used to fund HOME’s sustainability work, including programming, travel schemes and other green initiatives.
Committed to best sustainable policy and practice, through training and knowledge-sharing, HOME support and inspire local communities, audiences, partners and stakeholders through action and engagement. HOME’s extensive sustainability activity includes Carbon Literacy training for every member of staff, through to beehives on their roof, which help increase biodiversity in Manchester city centre by pollinating plants.
Eve Parker, Deputy Director of Development at HOME, said: “We are thrilled Shire Leasing have recognised HOME as a leader in environmental sustainability by coming on board as our new Sustainability Partner. We are looking forward to working together with Shire to share our knowledge and promote sustainable practices with their clients and networks across Greater Manchester.”
Recognising the importance and role of sustainability within businesses, Shire Leasing plan to upskill their own employees through HOME’s Carbon Literacy training programme. Collaboration will also include webinars with HOME’s award-winning sustainability team, which will be available for Shire’s clients within Greater Manchester to share best practice and help them make their businesses more sustainable.
Julie Henehan, Corporate Development Director at Shire Leasing, said: “Shire Leasing are proud to be partnering with HOME to support their forward-thinking sustainability initiatives which are aligned with our own commitment to environmental improvement.
“Through innovation and efficiency, HOME and Shire share similar values and we are delighted to be working with them in support of their sustainability goals whilst continuing to improve our own practices. We’re looking forward to collaborating with HOME to support individuals and businesses within the local community make positive changes for the benefit of their environment.”