Britvic champions renewable electricity and low carbon fuels

By Stephen Daniells contact

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© Getty Images / deemac1
© Getty Images / deemac1
British soft drinks company Britvic’s new deal with E.ON is part of its global commitment to reduce emissions. The company already powers its Brazilian factories using waste cashew shells.

The company announced this week that every manufacturing site in GB, from its offices to warehouses and factories, will be powered by 100% renewable electricity. The commitment is based on a new four-year deal with energy provider E.ON, which will provide power needs for the whole of Britvic’s business operations in Great Britain, including 100% wind generated electricity.

As well as focusing on renewable electricity, the company is committed to other low carbon fuels, it explained in a release.

In Brazil, for example, the company produces and sells Cashew Juice under the Maguary and DaFruta brands, and those factories use power generate from waste cashew shells.

In addition to operations in Brazil, the company’s Irish facilities are powered by renewable electricity, while its operations in France uses low carbon energy sources. This is part of Britvic’s ‘A Healthier Everyday’ strategy.

UK-focus

The new deal with E.ON will save over the equivalent of 17,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2e) per year, equal to taking more than 3,300 cars off the road for a year.

“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 at Britvic.

“The move to renewable electricity in GB through our partnership with E.ON is a significant step, not only in helping us to minimize the environmental impact of our operations and reduce our carbon emissions, but also supporting the development of a low carbon future for the UK.”

For more information about the company’s ‘A Healthier Everyday’, please click HERE​.