The campaign, which is being led by staff at Concentrix’ Maysfield site, has been planned around World Earth Day on 22 April, and focuses on the impact they as individuals and as a global organisation can have on the planet and the community around us.
The theme of Earth Day is ‘Protect our Species’ and to align with this, Concentrix has joined forces with the local wildlife charity to help raise awareness of issues affecting nature locally, with a particular focus on supporting it's Barn Owl Appeal.
The barn owl is critically endangered, with fewer than 50 breeding pairs left here in Northern Ireland. With support from businesses like Concentrix, we can give these precious birds a fighting chance for the future.
Vickie Chambers, Supporter Relationship Manager for Ulster Wildlife said “We are delighted to be working with Concentrix staff to protect and preserve local wildlife. The barn owl is critically endangered, with fewer than 50 breeding pairs left here in Northern Ireland. With support from businesses like Concentrix, we can give these precious birds a fighting chance for the future.”
Throughout the month, the Concentrix team have arranged a host of events at the Maysfield site to engage staff with the importance of our natural world. They have welcomed homeless organisations and food banks to the site; run a street clean-up activity, as well as showing a film around the plastic crisis and hosting a themed quiz night with environmental sustainability at its heart. They are also running a can recycling scheme and offering volunteering opportunities for its staff, in addition to helping to raise much-needed funds for local species, such as the barn owl.
Damien Stone is part of the events team helping to co-ordinate the activities. Damien commented “We are excited to work with Ulster Wildlife to promote their work in protecting the critically endangered barn owl population in Northern Ireland, and we’re beautifying our roof with flowers to attract bees. At Concentrix Maysfield, we are excited about the difference we can have on our planet and the community when we all work together.”