Harlech Foodservice significantly reduces carbon emissions

Harlech Foodservice significantly reduces carbon emissions

The Welsh foodservice wholesaler has reduced its carbon emissions by more than 247 tonnes

Harlech Foodservice has produced its inaugural environmental, social, and governance (ESG) report, despite not being affected by the climate-related financial disclosure mandate.

As part of a commitment to become Net Zero by 2050, Harlech has saved more than 93 CO2e tonnes by cutting refrigerant gas usage per kg from 36 per cent to just 0.82.

Installing engineless cold store units on six HGVs prevented a further 80 CO2e tonnes, with another 47 avoided thanks to the repurposing of the Bwydlyn building.

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.”

Mark continued: “I’m thrilled with what we’ve accomplished, but I am equally inspired to see where we could be by this time next year.”