Britvic to use 100% renewable electricity

The drinks manufacturer has announced that all of their warehouses and factories in the UK will be powered by 100% renewable electricity.

The move forms part of a new four-year deal with energy provider E.ON, who will provide the electricity.

Britvic owns several recognisable brands including Robinsons, Tango, J2O and Fruit Shoot.

The firm says the switch to renewable electricity will save over 17,000 tonnes CO2e per year, equivalent to taking more than 3,300 cars off the road for a year.

Alison Rothnie, Senior Sustainability Manager at Britvic said: ‘We believe that businesses have a role to play in tackling the global climate change challenge, and energy efficiency and emissions reductions have been a priority area for our supply chain operations for a number of years in all the countries where we operate.

‘The move to renewable electricity in GB through our partnership with E.ON is a significant step, not only in helping us to minimise the environmental impact of our operations and reduce our carbon emissions, but also supporting the development of a low carbon future for the UK.’

As well as focusing on renewable electricity, Britvic says they are championing other low carbon fuels to reduce emissions across its global operations.

For example, in Brazil where Britvic produces and sells Cashew Juice under the Maguary and DaFruta brands, the company uses the waste cashew shells to generate power in its Brazil factories.

Britvic says they have also increased the number of electric and alternative fuel vehicles across its company car fleet in GB to more than 20%.

 

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