Moy Park details energy saving success

One of Europe’s largest poultry producers saved enough electricity last year to power 3,500 homes for a year, a new report has revealed.

Moy Park’s ‘Food with Thought’ report, which details the energy savings the company has made in the last 12 months, highlighted Moy Park’s successes in reducing its own carbon emissions, which have shrunk by 11,288 tonnes in three years.
 
The company reduced its electricity consumption by 8% by using low energy lighting and has invested in heat recovery methods. It has also managed to divert 96% of its waste from landfill and will reinvigorate its refrigeration systems, the report said.

Human resources and business improvement director Mike Mullan said the management of energy reduction was supported by everyone across the business. “We want to ensure all our resources are used in a more sustainable way and this is reflected by our aim to be the most effective and efficient organisation of our kind in the industry,” he said.

According to Mullan, reducing the company’s carbon footprint and energy consumption is central to Moy Park’s long-term business strategy. He said work towards further reductions throughout 2013 and 2014 would continue, “with proposed schemes ranging from an increased focus on water recovery and recycling across our primary sites”.

Moy Park was recognised by the business-led charity Business in the Community, which aims to improve the way businesses work. It received a Bronze standard in the Corporate Responsibility Index, the independent benchmark of corporate responsibility.

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