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‘We are committed to supporting a sustainable future’ - Suffolk brewer Adnams goes 100pc renewable

PUBLISHED: 10:41 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:41 12 December 2017

Benedict Orchard,  environmental sustainability manager for Adnams. Picture: SARAH GROVES

Benedict Orchard, environmental sustainability manager for Adnams. Picture: SARAH GROVES

Sarah Groves

Suffolk brewer Adnams has announced it is using 100pc renewable energy across its entire business.

The switch to green energy has been carried out over several years, with the Southwold-based brewery converting to renewables last year and the company’s offices, stores and distribution centre following suit.

It is expected to reduce the company’s annual carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the footprint of an average family car travelling three million miles, or the annual energy usage of more than 200 UK homes.

Ben Orchard, Adnams environmental sustainability manager, said: “We are committed to supporting a sustainable future to minimise the impacts of climate change. Other businesses are setting the 100pc renewable target for 2020 and beyond, so we are proud to be able to demonstrate our early adoption of this.

“As a sustainable business we are really keen to encourage the increased use and generation of renewable electricity in the UK, helping to reduce our impact on the planet and remove reliance on fossil fuels.”

David Cockshott, chief commercial officer at SmartestEnergy, Adnams’ electricity supplier, added: “It is great to see Adnams’ ongoing commitment to sustainability. By choosing to be powered by renewable electricity from completely natural sources, they are supporting the decarbonisation of the UK and specifically the independent generation sector that is leading to a modern decentralised energy system for the future.

“We hope to see more organisations following suit as we all strive to achieve ambitious carbon reduction targets.”

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