Concentric Pumps Ltd. of Gravelly Park, Birmingham held a Family Fun Day for all members of the company on Saturday 18th August at The Pavilion in Moor Lane, in celebration of Concentric's accreditation to the environmental standard ISO14001.
Despite rainy conditions nearly 400 employees, family and friends turned up to enjoy a varied programme of events and entertainment, with live music from "The So and So's" band running through the afternoon. Celebrations included an under-10s egg and spoon race, welly-wanging, and football and golf competitions with prizes for the winners. The day concluded with a free raffle.
Children of all ages were able to take on board a full menu of fun, including a Noah's Ark bouncy castle, inflatable slides and crazy golf, though sadly the sumo wrestling and rodeo bull had to be cancelled due to the rain. A barbecue kept everyone going throughout the afternoon while the marquees helped to ward off the damp.
David Woolley, Managing Director of Concentric Pumps commented: "We were unlucky with the weather but despite that, we had a great turn-out and everyone enjoyed themselves. It was a terrific effort by the organisers and I would like to thank Carol Evans and the rest of the committee for all their hard work."
To gain the ISO 14001 standard, Concentric implemented a fundamental change in its approach to waste management and the company's overall carbon footprint. Over a single year waste has been reduced by 80% with big reductions in tanker journeys, fuel use and emissions. The company now purchases only "green" electricity, waste water and oil are filtered and waste streams, including cardboard, paper and plastics packaging, wood, aluminium, steel and cast iron are separated to minimize landfill and maximize recycling.
With its headquarters in Birmingham, UK, the Concentric group is a major supplier to the world's automotive industries. The company has four plants around the world, manufacturing oil, water and fuel transfer pumps, mainly for medium to heavy diesel engines.