Anpario makes new commitment to sustainable operations
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Anpario installed solar panels at the company’s head office and production facilities in Nottinghamshire, UK. This will help to reduce carbon emissions to meet the company’s net-zero emissions target by 2030 and help fight climate change.
The £274,000 photovoltaic installation will commence in December 2021 with energy from the sun harnessed to power the plant from early 2022. It is anticipated that the installation will generate one-third of the current onsite annual energy consumption, equating to a 43% reduction in carbon emissions. The balance of the onsite electricity will continue to be purchased from the grid from renewable energy sources which have already been adopted as part of our overall drive to reduce carbon emissions. In addition, at times when the solar panels generate more electricity than is used on-site, the excess will be exported to the national grid and used locally in homes and businesses reducing the overall reliance on fossil fuels.
The initiative follows significant investment in recent years implementing bulk supply, automation, and packaging solutions to reduce energy consumption, the impact of transportation and minimize waste. Anpario’s ambition is to reach net-zero within its own operational footprint by 2030, this includes all scope 1 and 2 emissions as well as scope 3 emissions from business travel. The solar installation will contribute significantly to meeting this target and sustain its continued requirement for operational growth to meet increasing sales demand.
Karen Prior, corporate responsibility director at Anpario said, “we recognize that swift and decisive action is now needed to reduce emissions and address the climate crisis globally. Anpario is focused and committed to reviewing and continuing to invest in our own operations to help meet this global challenge. Our production facility has established benchmark levels to measure our own carbon emissions and is dedicated to driving continuous improvements to increase efficiency, thus reducing our impact on the environment. This is also crucial to our customers around the world in managing their supply chain emissions and reducing their carbon footprint.”
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