Britvic, a UK soft drinks company, has switched to using 100 percent renewable electricity for its sites across Great Britain. This change will save over 17,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. The company is the largest supplier of still soft drinks and second largest supplier carbonated drinks in the UK and signed a deal with E.ON, an energy provider, that will see Britvic use renewable energy to power all its offices, factories and warehouse.
“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,” said Alison Rothnie, senior sustainability manager, Britvic.
“The move to renewable electricity in Great Britain 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.”
As supermarkets have begun reducing waste through the banning of single-use plastic bags and removing unnecessary plastic packaging from produce, manufacturers and suppliers are now also starting to do their part in reducing harmful impacts on the environment through reducing emissions where possible.