To become a sustainable energy producer, this UK pet food manufacturer sought to reduce its carbon footprint and make a positive impact in the local community.
A holistic approach to reduce energy costs in a sustainable manner needs an expert, multi-faceted strategy.
To aid the company’s commitment to greener production, Centrica Business Solutions installed a Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP), which led to more natural in-house energy sources such as natural gas.
The organisation also examined its approach to procuring resources. The business sourced materials such as meat and cereal from local farmers, which significantly reduced transportation costs and supported local businesses.
Today, zero waste from the company reaches landfill, and any non-recyclable waste goes to waste transfer stations. The numbers associated with the new CHP unit demonstrate the manufacturer’s commitment to sustainable energy production. In 2014, the business cut carbon output by 1,726 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of taking 575 cars off the road each year.
Environmental governing bodies took notice. One prominent sustainable business monitoring firm honoured the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices with their Bronze standard.
“It’s great to see a business proudly setting the standard for the environment and making such a positive impact,” says a spokesman for the sustainable practices firm. “Within their environmental commitments, the company introduced a robust waste management system, with good segregation of waste helping them achieve zero waste to landfill.”
We do everything we can to reduce energy consumption and prevent waste. Our Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) generates electricity from natural gas and also produces heat and steam for use in our production processes.”
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