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Ryder Cup suppliers and contractors team up for ‘Green Drive’

10.36am 17th September 2014 - Management Topics

Ryder Cup Green DriveGleneagles is buzzing with activity! From grandstands to tents and temporary buildings; to recycling, temporary power, media and merchandise, dozens of suppliers and contractors are putting things in place for golf’s greatest spectacle.

And as part of this work to get everything ready, many of those companies have also signed up to play their part in making this the greenest and most sustainable Ryder Cup yet.

The effort is part of the ‘Green Drive’, an initiative to integrate nature conservation, resource efficiency and community engagement across the staging and legacies of the event.

Edward Kitson, Director with Ryder Cup Europe is delighted by the response:  “Many of our valued suppliers and contractors took up the Ryder Cup Sustainable Procurement Policy to ensure that as many products and services bring an ethical and environmental component – lightening the event’s footprint and bringing a greater positive impact to Scotland’s green economy.”

Leading companies ‘driving the green’ at Gleneagles, and activities carried out include:

Golf Environment Organization

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