BWG Foods has installed around 800 solar panels at its national distribution centre in Dublin.
The company added that it is one of the largest installations of solar panels in Ireland.
The installation covers approximately 1,350 square metres of roof space and will generate 250KW of energy, which is equivalent to the requirements of about 50 homes for a year.
'Commitment To Sustainability'
Joanne Mellon, logistics director at BWG Foods, said, “Our commitment to sustainability is borne out of the desire to always do the right thing by our customers and our communities.
“We value the importance of reducing our environmental footprint, contributing to healthier diets, and supporting local communities.”
BWG Foods is a Spar Ireland partner and is working with the retailer to instal solar power units across several Eurospar supermarkets.
The company has already invested nearly €1 million in solar installations, with the average store installation costing approximately €60,000.
BWG Foods has also announced plans to invest approximately €25 million in a four-year sustainability strategy to significantly reduce the environmental impact of its large-scale nationwide supply chain.
The Spar partner also plans to invest in a new Fronius battery charging system for its extensive mechanical handling equipment, such as forklifts, pallet trucks, and fleet.
The system will reduce electrical output, thereby cutting carbon emissions by 170 tonnes per annum.
It will also invest €500,000 in a new fleet of mechanical handling equipment that boasts market-leading energy efficiency technology.
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