Factories contribute one of the largest amounts of air, water and land pollution, which is why more and more food production companies are taking big steps to reduce their carbon footprint and become more eco-friendly. There is increasing pressure on businesses operating within the food industry to do more for the environment, so let’s take a look at some of the key steps that you can take right now.

Cutting Food Waste

One of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to cut food waste attributed to your production. Having clearer labelling and storage advice attached to your products can also be beneficial and help customers to stop throwing food away and sending it to landfill. Some sources suggest that every £1 you invest in reducing your food waste, you save £14 in operation expenditure. When food production companies begin working with their suppliers, they are making steps towards a less wasteful future. 

Energy Efficiency

Your company could also reduce its carbon footprint by using more energy-efficient appliances or by looking for new ways to cut down on environmental harm in distribution. Carbon footprint analysis can help you identify areas where waste is a substantial problem within your production line, enabling you to react and reduce your environmental impact. Looking out for appliances with an A-A+++ efficiency rating, not only will save you money, but due to the energy they save, you’ll also be helping the economy. By updating your vehicle distribution to more eco-friendly engines, again, you will not only save money in the long run on petrol, but will aid the environment; many manufacturers will be happy to accept old diesel vehicles for a trade-in.

Nature’s part in energy sustainability

Utilising nature can have many benefits to production: wind, rain, waves and sunlight all contribute a source of natural energy and have the potential to harness individual manufacturing processes. Using this type of renewable energy can also wield tax breaks and other incentives for the business, so making use of nature’s renewable energy has its perks.

The use of energy panels and windmills also offers potential to store energy, a conservation that may help with future tasks. Looking into this method offers many benefits for production manufacturers and in terms of sustainability, is the future.

How Klipspringer can help

At Klipspringer, we specialise in helping food and drink manufacturing companies become eco-friendlier and more compliant. We offer a range of products and services that will help you to make positive changes to your operations. We work with some of the most well-known brands in the food and drink production industry, enabling them to maintain the excellence of their products and comply with food safety regulations. Our commitment to ethical innovation allows you to adhere with legislation whilst simplifying your duties and making your teams more effective and productive. To find out more about how we can assist your food and drink production company with reducing its carbon footprint, contact us today.

Posted on 30/11/-0001