In the northwest, a group of colleagues came together to volunteer for the National Trust at Penrhyn Castle in Wales.
Colleagues from Arco's Sales, Retail, IMS (vending) and Technical Sales Specialist Teams as well as Arco Professional Safety Services got involved, with support from customers Globus and 3M.
The aim of the day was to not only give back to the community, but to build relationships and develop team building skills.
Andrew Clough, Business Development Manager at Arco, said:
"The day came about following a conversation with the National Trust about an order.
"They told me they were planting 10,000 spring bulbs at the castle and I thought it would be a great opportunity for us, as a team, to give something back, so I offered our assistance as volunteers.
"It was fantastic to get colleagues and customers from across the northwest together and volunteer in this beautiful location and put our gardening skills to good use.
"Unfortunately, due to the dry weather in North Wales, at the time, the ground was too hard for planting bulbs, so we took part in clearing some laurel bushes instead."
Finally, colleagues from Arco's Commercial Operations Team used one of their CSR days to volunteer at the North Cave Wetlands and plant reed plugs.
The reed plugs, once grown, will be moved, and replanted into larger ponds to provide a habitat for the areas nesting birds.
James Healey, Commercial Operations Manager, said:
"The day was hard work but great fun. It started with rain and finished with bright sunshine. It was great to get out, as a team, and do something for the community."
Stephen Martin, Vice-Chairman of Arco, championed the development of the North Cave Wetlands back in 1999 and has been heavily involved in its development from a quarry site to what it is today since the land was purchased in 2001.