Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 8th June 2023 Issue no. 1068
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Specialist hygiene company achieves Zero Waste to Landfill as sustainable initiatives take hold
Warrington-based Christeyns Food Hygiene has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill for the last two years as it puts sustainability at the heart of company policy.
By working in partnership with ACM Environmental, the firm has achieved exceptional environmental performance with Zero Waste to Landfill in 2020, 2021 and on target for 2022.
Christeyns Food Hygiene, as part of Christeyns UK, has been working on a strategy for reducing waste and emissions and is part of a group initiative, Project Terra, which focuses on every aspect of the firm's business in relation to sustainability and the environment.
Considerable budget has been invested in equipment and training to ensure facilities are as modern and efficient as possible. This has included installing low energy LED lighting across the whole site, creating a reduction in usage of up to 75%.
Other initiatives completed over the past two years have been the installation of EV charging points, the recycling of all toner cartridges, adding plants to the site to improve and restored biodiversity and the collection and monitoring of all gas, electricity, and water data to establish targets for reductions.
Raw materials are purchased from carefully selected suppliers, sustainability being a key requirement when choosing ingredients. Recent developments have also led to the introduction of concentrated formulations that reduce the number of deliveries and hence carbon footprint.
Containers are washed and reused and wash-out water from both customer sites and the firm's manufacturing facilities, is recovered and reused, reducing the amount of effluent being deposited into the environment.
"Being one of the largest food hygiene providers in the UK, it is important for the whole team to lead by example and minimise the impact of our business on the environment,” notes Sarah Hobbs, the company’s health, safety & environmental supervisor. “More and more of our clients are focusing on green issues and it is reassuring for them to know that their supply chain is equally committed."
Increased focus at Board level is adding impetus to Christeyns' strategic goals on tackling environmental issues both on site and in the wider community. A range of project are currently running to meet these goals, including motion sensor lighting, solar panels, hybrid and fully electric vehicles, and the re-using rainwater for washing out containers.
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