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Environmental considerations

Corporate social responsibility

Our vision is to be the leading supplier of nutritional products in Europe. This includes recognising that our activities affect the environment and committing to minimising adverse impacts across the business.

charity

Giving back to the community is hugely important to us. We hold regular staff events including bake sales, food bank donations, fancy dress, triathlons and skydives to raise money for local, national and international charities. Below are some of the ways we have supported charitable causes close to our hearts:

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT) is the only registered charity (no 1048868) dedicated to supporting innovation in patient care across Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. ACT was our Charity of the Year in 2015. We supported them by running their annual Rudolph 5k round the hospital, competing against local businesses in the Dragon Boat race, and holding a 'Bake Off' to raise money for their breast cancer ward.

 

environment

We aim to comply with all current and future environmental legislation, prevent pollution, involve employees and contractors in our environmental programmes, and incorporate appropriate environmental factors into business decisions. An emphasis on good purchasing and forecasting systems mean that most of our goods can be imported by sea, helping to keep the carbon footprint as low as possible.

Across our site, we recycle:

  • Paper
  • Plastics
  • Cardboard
  • Ink cartridges

All suitable kitchen and product waste are sent for anaerobic digestion, taking us closer towards sending 0% waste to landfill. 

In May 2015 we moved into new premises which were designed to be environmentally friendly by minimising the energy required to run the building. Key aspects include:

  • A 125kw solar panel system is situated on the roof of the building. The solar panels will supply approximately half of the building’s annual energy consumption, saving an estimated 55,370kgs of CO2 emissions annually. This equates to a saving of around 23,753 litres of petrol.
  • Natural lighting in the warehouse combined with energy-saving LED sensor-activated lighting reduces energy usage