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Britvic Switches To 100% Renewable Electricity In UK

By Dayeeta Das
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Britvic Switches To 100% Renewable Electricity In UK

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has announced that it has switched to 100% renewable electricity in all its manufacturing sites in Great Britain.

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.

Commenting on the deal, director of business energy sales at E.on, Iain Walker, said, “An increasing number of businesses are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint and a Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO)-backed supply provides a guarantee that consumption is offset by energy produced from renewable sources."

Reducing Carbon Footprint

The move is a part of the drinks giant’s ambition to minimise the environmental impact of its operations.

It is expected 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.

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Senior sustainability manager at Britvic, Alison Rothnie, said, “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 in which we operate.

More than 20% of the company’s fleet in Great Britain relies on electric and alternative fuel vehicles.

Britvic’s operations in Ireland and Brazil are already powered by renewable electricity. In France, it uses low carbon energy sources across all its units.

© 2018 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Dayeeta Das. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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