Woods Foodservice has received a certification stating it is carbon neutral, following a long-standing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its business.
Carbon neutral certifications are awarded to companies who have reduced their carbon footprint to zero using a combination of in-house efficiency measures, renewable energy, and external emissions reductions.
Woods has been working towards this target for a number of years, introducing eco-friendly practices wherever possible to minimise emissions.
Among the various initiatives in place is the Woods warehouse, it has a fully insulated facility in Uxbridge which uses energy efficient heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The use of renewable technologies such as PVs and solar water heating and water harvesting systems are also in place across the business.
The large delivery fleet uses highly efficient eutectic plate technology and are euro 6 rated. In addition, all of the company cars are fully electric.
Managing director of Woods Foodservice Darren Labbett, said: “We have always been environmentally minded at Woods because we believe it’s the right thing to do, and as it’s become more and more important for our customers and their diners, becoming carbon neutral was the natural next step. We are thrilled to have the certification. Our customers can now rest assured that when they buy from us they are making an environmentally conscious decision and minimising their own environmental impact, which is fantastic.”