Toyota staff choose MCS to receive top cash boost
Car manufacturer, Toyota, has given MCS a cash donation of £3,000 after the charity received more votes than other organizations during their annual ‘Green Month’.
During June, staff got to choose between three environmental charities to receive either a £3,000, £2,000 or £1,000 donation. This year, MCS was one of Toyota’s chosen charities alongside two other worthy causes. We’re pleased to say, MCS received the highest number of votes, and we were awarded the maximum donation!
“At Toyota we have a comprehensive approach to environmental management. This goes beyond the cars themselves: we work towards reducing our impact in every aspect of our operations. An important part of this approach is of course people. This is why at Toyota, June is Green Month, a tradition that goes back to 1973 in Japan. Since then, June has been dedicated to staff awareness of environmental issues” explains Thomas Rosselle Manager of CSR and Environmental Affairs for Toyota.
“This year we wanted to have a specific focus on water conservation. The Marine Conservation Society's Beachwatch project in Goring near Worthing proved to be the most popular with 48% of the votes attracting a £3,000 donation to the cause. More importantly, this marks the start of a relationship between Toyota (GB) and the Marine Conservation Society which we have no doubt will be a successful one" says Thomas.
“A huge thank you to Toyota and their staff for voting for us. This donation will help MCS continue to campaign for pollution-free seas and litter-free coastlines, protecting our amazing UK seas, shores and wildlife.” Says MCS Corporate Fundraiser, Katharine Sharp.