We are committed to a vision which delivers carbon net zero by 2045 at the latest.
We collect, monitor and act on data gathered from each of our sites regarding our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The collected data allows us to monitor and examine carbon emission trends and track progress against our internal sustainability goals.
We have disclosed the details of our Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, following the U.K. Government’s Environmental Reporting Guidelines (2019) in our methodology.
Several factors have contributed to the Group’s energy performance this year. With last year’s acquisition of Team Wendy, our revenue for the year lies at $248.3m.
The total emissions of carbon dioxide equivalent come to 11,448 tonnes, this gives an intensity ratio of 46 tonnes CO2e per $million revenue.
This is an improvement from 2020, with a revenue of $213.6m (Team Wendy had not yet been acquired), we recorded the total emissions of carbon dioxide equivalent to 12,118 tonnes, giving an intensity ratio of 57 tonnes CO2e per $million revenue.
At our U.K. facility, we have recently installed an adiabatic cooler to regulate water temperature in our presses to reduce our kwh usage. On a 24/7 basis (8,760 operating hours), the new adiabatic cooler is estimated to consume 26 MWh of power, whereas with our previous cooling tower, the power consumed on a 24/7 basis came to 1,140 MWh. The new cooler shows how we can be more energy efficient at our U.K. facility and, in the coming months, we intend to continue to making steps towards using less energy across all sites.
Our U.K. site have partnered with one of our suppliers, AK Industries Limited, to reuse their packaging for all products delivered.
All packaging the site receives from AK Industries is sent back to the supplier in Correx packaging for them to reuse. This initiative was signed off in 2021 and we aim to start our first returnable packaging
tender at the start of FY22 with a total of 5000 boxes being returned to AK Industries.
We are looking into expanding this initiative across all suppliers.
With evolving environmental legislation globally, we ensure compliance through regular updates to our processes demonstrated by our continued membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Our U.K. operations are also certified to conform to ISO 14001:2015, which reinforces how we manage our environmental responsibilities. Three of our U.S. operations are due to be certified next year.
There have been no environmental incidents, as defined by the U.K.
Environmental Agency or the U.S. EPA, at any of our sites or in relation to our supply chain throughout the 2021 financial year.
We will continue to enhance our tracking and monitoring of carbon dioxide equivalent and GHG emissions across all sites and aim to implement a strategy to set intermediate targets and report on some Scope 3 GHG emissions to help achieve our net zero target.