Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) is pleased to announce that Warrens Commercial Office Supplies, the well known local stationery and office supplies company, is the first business in the district to become an Associate Member of the organisation.

 Associate Membership is a way for businesses to demonstrate their support for the aims and objectives of WinACC before they are ready to publish their carbon footprint and become full members of the organisation. Warrens is fully committed to becoming more aware of their environmental impact and is using this opportunity to take advantage of the support that WinACC can provide to enable them to develop their environmental policy and define the boundaries of their carbon footprint calculation.
 
Paul Morgan, Managing Director of Warrens said,
“As a business that prides itself on its local presence, Warrens is proud to be the first Associate Member of WinACC. We are keen to reduce our environmental impact and the opportunity to work closely with a local initiative like WinACC in developing our policies and deciding upon the actions that will reduce our carbon footprint is important to us. Becoming more sustainable makes really good business sense and we are aiming for full membership of WinACC by 30th September 2009.”
 
Richard Boothman, Organisational Membership Coordinator for WinACC said, “WinACC is delighted to welcome Warrens as the first Associate Member of the organisation. Associate Membership for businesses and other organisations is an explicit recognition by WinACC that calculating the carbon footprint of a business is more complex than for an individual and that it can take some time to gather all the necessary information. I am impressed by Warrens’ commitment to taking action and I am enjoying working with them to frame their action plan for reducing their climate impact.”