Company achieves net positive position on electricity use
ABP Food Group has announced that it has converted to green electricity at all of its UK beef and lamb processing sites. The energy sourcing has been underpinned by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets’ Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin scheme. The move is an important part of ABP’s strategy to reduce its carbon footprint under its 2020 sustainability commitments and complements its existing programme of generating its own renewable energy at its renewables division, Olleco, and at its Ellesmere site. ABP’s UK business now produces more renewable power than it consumes.
Commenting on the latest development, Dean Holroyd, Group Technical and Sustainability Director said, “Today’s announcement significantly accelerates us reaching our 2020 carbon reduction targets by the end of the year – two years ahead of schedule. Renewable energy generated from both external and internal sources has formed an important part of our carbon reduction model. The result has been a net positive solution to electricity where we now generate more renewable power than is required for our electricity consumption. It also means that we will have reduced our carbon consumption by almost a third since 2008.”
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