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Seville putting Laudato Si’ into action

Seville’s Sustainability Commitment Progress between January and March 2021



Last year Seville Mercy Conference made a decision to adopt Laudato Si in their operations which included developing a benchmark of practices in January 2021 resulting in 76 changes to the way in which they undertake their ministry. 


Subsequently, an audit was conducted and a plan was developed with a total of 76 changes.  Seville then began its Laudato Si journey.


The reporting is undertaken quarterly on the progress and there has already been significant progress made in just under six months.


“I felt it was important that we actually live and breathe Laudato Si.  We can’t say we are a home for Laudato Si and be doing so many things wrong for the environment,” said Seville Manager, Rod Cole-Clarke.


“The staff here have been encouraged to come on this Laudato Si’ journey and they have all embraced Laudato Si in the workplace,” continued Rod.


“We have conducted workplace training on our sustainable practices and staff are encouraged to identify new methods or ways that we can do things better.”


The suggestions from staff have been very welcome with some being adopted straight away.  Others are being investigated further.


Changes to Seville’s business practices have ranged from securing environmentally sustainable products, reducing our waste and improving and reviewing our policies.


With still some work to go, Rod is confident that Seville is on the right track to putting the principles of Laudato Si’ into action.


Messages to:  Rod Cole-Clarke

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