Julius Baer Guernsey helps to preserve the beauty of the island’s coastlines through a beach clean-up.
On Monday 17th July, a team of eleven volunteers from Julius Baer donned gloves, bags and a passion for positive change to clean up Guernsey’s coastline. The employees spent the afternoon ridding Vazon, Richmond and Cobo beaches of rubbish and debris, as well as the paths lining that coast.
The team filled 18 buckets of rubbish over the four hours spent cleaning the west coast, notably cigarette butts were the most common discarded item in the car parks, headlands and coastal paths.
The beach clean-up campaign by the private bank is part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability and volunteering, with Julius Baer giving employees three days a year to volunteer their time on the island as they wish.
Darren Le Tissier, Business Management Director at Julius Baer, organised the effort and said: “The actual beaches were quite clean, but it’s very sad how much rubbish there was in the surrounding areas on the footpaths and car parks. We started doing regular beach clean-ups last year as part of our volunteering and CSR strategy.
“We try to do a few a year to maintain Guernsey’s beautiful coast so that everyone can enjoy the beaches without worrying about rubbish that has been left behind or washed up, we should all be cleaning up after ourselves and doing our bit.”