Looking after our planet
We believe in better lives for animals, and better futures for farmers, our staff, communities, and the environment.
648 solar panels were installed in June 2023 on the roof of our main building, which now supplies us with 25% of our current energy usage.
Our buildings are the biggest contributor to our carbon footprint (57%). We have already implemented many improvements, which include sensored lighting, LED light bulbs and energy-efficient hand dryers.
We have a number of green energy tariffs in place with companies who offset on our behalf and will move closer to renewably sourced energy when
our contracts expire.
In November 2020 we undertook route optimisation for our van fleet. It saved the equivalent of two vans being retired.
We currently have 2 electric vans in use. Due to limited mileage on electric vehicles we use one for our local deliveries and the other for one of our London routes.
Five company cars are now electric, helping to reduce our largest emissions contributor in this area and have 4 electric vehicle charging points in the car park.
There is no simple waste solution for the meat industry, due to contamination and disposal and we work tirelessly with companies to find alternative ways to recycle products.
Our minimal carcass waste gets taken away and is used in other products, ensuring even the bones of the carcass don’t get wasted.
We track our waste weights by monthly records, allowing us to monitor and set reduction goals for improving our recycling methods.
The waste management company we work with ensures that all of our waste is re-purposed and nothing is sent to landfill.
Reducing our water usage is challenging, due to the high health and hygiene standards that we meet.
We monitor our water usage and aim to reduce where possible.
We have sensor taps and dual flush toilets, to ensure minimal water usage in bathrooms
We work closely with our suppliers who keep us up-to-date with packaging improvements and new products that companies feel will benefit us.
We have worked continuously for years to improve the sustainability of our packaging from the external packaging we use to send orders via courier to how our products are packaged with the goal of our products arriving with the customer as they left us.
FSC sustainable paper pulp compostable gastro trays are used for high-value products, which are kerbside recyclable and compostable.
RPET burger and cheese trays made out of recycled content and recyclable in kerbside schemes
We use 100% recycled paper and 60% of our office staff are using reusable /wipeable jotter books instead of paper notebooks.
All of our wholesale orders are sent to production via electronic systems with PDA devices for all staff to pick orders.
All of our invoices are sent electronically, saving tens of thousands of sheets of paper a month.
Emissions associated with paper usage have decreased by around 32.04% in our year 2 Planet Mark measurement.
One of our sales managers is using a reusable bamboo business card with built-in NFC technology that transfers their contact details directly over to the person’s smartphone when held next to it, eliminating the need to order business cards.
Carbon Emissions Target
We have been working with Planet Mark since 2021 to quantify our carbon emissions and work to reduce them year on year.
When our Wellington boots can’t be used anymore they get sent to a company that repurposes them for children’s playground surfaces!
All of our cooking oil is stored and collected to be used as a sustainable fuel.
All of our retail meat bags, deli pots and boxes are fully kerbside recyclable.