ABP scores hat-trick of Carbon Trust standards

ABP Food Group has been awarded the Carbon Trust standard for a third consecutive time, the first food processor to achieve the hat-trick. 

The Carbon Trust provides targets to organisations to help them decrease environmental impact in areas such as carbon emission reductions, water use reductions, and waste output reductions.

ABP’s Doing More with Less strategy has helped drive its success in decreasing its negative impact on the environment. The initiative outlines a number of targets to be achieved by 2020. These goals include reducing carbon footprint by 30%, reducing water consumption by 50%, reducing energy consumption by 30% and reducing electricity usage by 40%.

“In 2014, ABP Food Group was the first food processor globally to achieve this prestigious recognition for the progress made on sustainability across our business,” commented Dean Holroyd, group technical and sustainability director at ABP.

“To now achieve it three times in a row is tangible proof of our industry-leading standards and the real progress we have made in reducing our environmental footprint.”

ABP’s Ellesmere site boasts a Triple Zero Carbon Neutral certification. The facility generates all of its own heating and hot water. All of its electricity requirements are produced from biofuels, created as a by-product of the beef processing operation.

“Britain and Ireland produce some of the world’s most sustainable meat,” added John Newton, associate director at the Carbon Trust. “Within this market, ABP Food Group has once again demonstrated its leadership credentials through achieving significant ongoing reductions in its own environmental impact. We are delighted to recognise this by awarding recertification to the Carbon Trust Standard, thanks to the company’s achievements in once again cutting carbon emissions, water use and waste from its operations.”

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