Greenvale AP wins environmental award for eco strategy

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GREENVALE AP has shown they can live up to their name after being awarded the Fenland Enterprise Business Green Award for their Floods Ferry site.

The major Fenland employer, which is the UK’s leading supplier of fresh potatoes, prides itself on holding environmental issues at the very heart of the business and were formally recognised for their efforts.

Environmental manager Jessica Cranthorne said: “We are delighted to have received this award. The environmental success we have achieved at our Cambridgeshire site has been a huge team effort. Although particular praise needs to go to Ray Grint (Site Services) for his dedication to improving recycling across the site, and Adrian Dickson (Engineering Manager) for his work in rolling out high-tech LED lighting.”

Their eco-efforts were part of Greenvale’s Green15 Environmental Strategy which is aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 20 per cent, reducing water use by 50 per cent and eliminating landfill waste, all by 2015.

The company is implementing a range of schemes, from improving energy efficiency to investigating renewable energy options. Currently, they have completely eliminated landfill waste at the Floods Ferry site.

Greenvale have also partnered up with Wind Direct and made an application for planning permission at Floods Ferry for wind turbines which would provide approximately 40 per cent of the site’s electricity.

Previously, Greenvale won Best Carbon Reduction Strategy at the Tesco Greening Our Supply Chain Awards for their group wide Green15 initiative.