Sun launches environmental roadshow

A MAJOR West Lothian employer is encouraging its staff to “go green”.

Sun Microsystems is promoting the message during an environmental roadshow at its plant in Linlithgow.

Today (Thursday, April 6) TV gardener Bill Torrance helped kick off the event, by planting a tree at the company’s Springfield site. Tomorrow (Friday, April 7), Sun will open its doors to a range of exhibitors to stage an in-house display, promoting “green issues” to 1000 staff and contractors.

Hugh Aitken, Sun’s vice-president for Europe and Asia Pacific, said: “As a company we’re committed to working practices which minimise their impact on the environment and ensure the health and safety of our employees.

“The process is ongoing, and we constantly strive to find new ways of being as ‘green’ as possible in everything we do.”

The in-house display will encourage staff to consider the environment both at work and at home. The company hopes the initiative will cut down on waste and promote energy-efficiency.

Sun’s efforts endorse the current campaign by West Lothian Council to aim for a cleaner and greener West Lothian.

Provost Joe Thomas said: “Sun has to be applauded for its efforts to encourage staff to think about issues such as recycling and the impact waste has on the environment. I’d encourage more local companies to follow Sun’s lead.”

Anyone who wants information can freephone the litter hotline on 0800 616446.

Sun began life in California in 1982, opening its Scottish plant in Linlithgow in 1990. It has built up a reputation as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services. To find out more about Sun, visit the company’s website at sun.co.uk

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision – The Network is The Computer™ – has propelled Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that power the Internet and allow companies worldwide to “.com” their businesses. With $13 billion in annual revenues, Sun can be found in more than 170 countries.

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris, Sun Enterprise, and `The Network Is The Computer’ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.

Issued by THEPRSTORE on behalf of Sun Microsystems Scotland BV
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Iona McCullagh, Communications and Public Affairs Manager
Sun Microsystems Scotland BV
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e-mail: iona.mccullagh@uk.sun.com

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