Birchall Foodservice has begun the installation of 388 clean energy solar panels on its main warehouse roof, which the founding Country Range member claims will save 50 tonnes of carbon per year and help in reducing operating costs.
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As part of the wholesaler’s pledge to build a greener future, it also plans to invest in a new fleet of electronic vehicles.
Operations director at Birchall, Nicola Watson said: “We are fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint throughout the business, and the installation of these solar panels is the next step in our journey to becoming one of the greenest foodservice providers in the country.”
Previous sustainability initiatives by the foodservice have included the formation of its ‘Plastic Action’ group. The group has worked to reduce the amount of plastic used within the business.