Employees from Dumbarton-based Scotch whisky business Chivas Brothers headed down to the River Clyde at Renfrew to do their bit in helping to restore the river bank and boost biodiversity in last week.

The day of action marked World Oceans Day, raising awareness about protecting our blue planet.

A 121-strong team of green-fingered employees helped prune and cut back shrubs, as well as clear litter from the water to create a cleaner habitat for wildlife to flourish.

The project was led by Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, in partnership with the River’s Trust and The Clyde Foundation, and was one of many global activities that form part of 'Responsib’All Day': a global day of action which sees 18,500 employees from Pernod Ricard affiliates around the world dedicate time and resources towards’ the group’s global sustainability commitments.

Sandrine Ricard, Head of Sustainability and Responsibility, for Chivas Brothers, said: “It was fantastic to see all our employees join together to restore the banks of the River Clyde.

“This great water resource is recovering from centuries of man-made pollution and alterations to the banks and bed. By assisting with the clean-up we are able to positively impact our communities providing local residents with a cleaner space and helping to improve the water quality in the river.”

Janice Kennedy, a Technical Agent at Chivas Brothers took part in the activity added: “I’m really proud to be playing a part in helping improve the River Clyde for the better. Having an opportunity to take part in this global day of action means we can truly dedicate our time and effort to the environment.”

Environment Secretary Michael Gove also commended Pernod Ricard for the effort, saying: “We want more companies to say no to unnecessary single use plastics.”