Britvic has announced that it has switched to 100% renewable electricity in all its manufacturing sites in Great Britain.
In a statement, the soft drinks manufacturer said that the company has entered into a four-year deal with energy provider E.on, which will provide electricity generated from wind energy to all manufacturing units of Britvic.
“We believe that businesses have a role to play in tackling the global climate change challenge, and energy efficiency and emissions reductions have been a priority area for our supply chain operations for a number of years in all the countries where we operate," explained Alison Rothnie, senior sustainability manager at Britvic.
'A Healthier Everyday'
The move is a part of the drinks giant’s ‘A Healthier Everyday’ strategy is already making a difference in Ireland and Brazil, where Britvic’s operations are powered purely by renewable electricity, and in France where Britvic uses low carbon energy sources across all sites.
The move is believed to cut down CO2 emissions by 17,000 tonnes a year - a quantity which is equivalent to the impact of 3,300 cars going off the roads for a year.
“The move to renewable electricity in GB through our partnership with E.ON is a significant step, not only in helping us to minimise the environmental impact of our operations and reduce our carbon emissions, but also supporting the development of a low carbon future for the UK.”
Reportedly more than 20% of the company’s fleet in Great Britain relies on electric and alternative fuel vehicles.
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