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#AnthesisEverestChallenge – Walking the Talk

18 October 2018

During the past four weeks Anthesians globally have completed our #AnthesisEverestChallenge, a unique CSR initiative that received great engagement and results. The challenge was a three-fold initiative designed to promote topics that are important to us as a business as well as individuals; connecting with colleagues, health & wellbeing, and making a positive impact on the environment.

Who took part? 

Employees across all 11 countries – UK, US, Canada, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Ireland, China, Philippines, and the Middle East - were challenged to walk the distance of Mount Everest (5.49 miles) with colleagues, whilst also collecting plastics and litter along the way. From the Royal Parks in London to the city streets of Manila, the support for our latest initiative was tremendous, as proven by the photos received and proudly shared internally and across social media.

Manila, Philippines Everest challenge group photo

Our Manila, Philippines office following their walk.

How did we do?

Everest progress - final round up

Over the four-week period, we walked a mountainous 150 Everests, the equivalent of 823 miles or 1,325 kilometres.

Plus, the environment has 160 bags of discarded waste, much of it plastic, back in its rightful place. This initiative follows on from our ‘plastic pledge challenge for World Environment Day on 5 June, helping to raise awareness of plastic pollution and reduce our plastic impact.


Paul Crewe, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of CSR has been delighted with the enthusiasm behind our challenge:

Walking the talk on sustainability and CSR within our organisation is vitally important to us. With plastics, health & wellbeing and the environment being three focus areas for us, what better way to demonstrate this than to combine them into a company-wide initiative and have some fun at the same time.  I’m proud of the whole team getting behind this initiative and personally had the pleasure of walking three Everest’s in the UK and one in Boston with my colleagues.”   

Bristol, UK group photo

Bristol, UK colleagues shortly after completing their challenge.

Paul Crewe and Boston colleagues group photo

Paul Crewe and Boston colleagues midway through their challenge

At Anthesis, CSR is at the heart of our ethos and each individual is personally committed to sustainability and supporting the environment. Visit our Careers page if you would like to join our team and be part of our next initiative.


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