Harlech Foodservice achieves short-term ESG goals

Harlech Foodservice has achieved its short term ESG goals by reducing carbon emissions by more than 247 tonnes and cutting refrigerant gas usage per kg from 36% to  0.82%.

As part of a commitment to being net zero by 2050, the Welsh wholesaler installed engineless cold store units on six HGVs preventing a further 80 CO2e tonnes, with another 47 avoided thanks to the repurposing of the Bwydlyn building.

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Working on plastic reduction with The Country Range Group and Socius, the wholesaler is also focused on a supply chain that is not only as local as possible to any client but operating in line with The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and other organisations within sustainable procurement.

Mark Lawton, Harlech’s sales director, said: “For more than half a century, we have shown a commitment to ESG activities, and this report has given us the chance to take stock. Having the goal of achieving Net Zero by 2050 is one we are serious about, and by highlighting the changes we have made with that aim in mind, we hope to encourage the whole business, suppliers, and customer base to join us on the journey. To help with the target, the environmental team has also created a detailed carbon reduction plan and mapped all three scopes regarding emissions.”

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Paul Hill is the Editor of Better Wholesaling. He can be found on Twitter at @BW_PaulHill, or contacted via paul.hill@newtrade.co.uk and 07960935659.


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