Cutting CO2 emissions
We are firmly on track towards meeting our 2020 ambition of a 35% reduction.
Reducing CO2 emissions remains the cornerstone of our
industry's efforts to increase the sustainability of food and
drink manufacturing and contribute to the growth of a greener
economy in the UK.
In 2011 FDF members achieved a reduction in CO2 emissions from
their manufacturing operations of 27% compared to the 1990 baseline. This
builds on last year's achievement of a 25% reduction, beating our 2010 target
of 20%. This latest result puts us firmly on track towards meeting our 2020
ambition of a 35% reduction.
Since the launch of the FDF Five-fold
Ambition, absolute emissions have fallen
by almost 450,000 tonnes of CO2. This
is equivalent to the annual emissions of
168,000 new cars on the road.
The main focus of activity in 2012 has
been the development of new Climate
Change Agreements (CCAs) on which
FDF has been working closely with
members, the Department of Energy
and Climate Change (DECC), and other
manufacturing sectors. To inform the
CCA target setting process FDF carried
out a survey of over 500 sites to explore
future cost effective energy saving
opportunities. This work will also support
evidence based policy making and to
identify opportunities for more focused
future support for members on energy
efficiency and low carbon technology.
Our work with the Carbon Trust on the
Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator
(IEEA) programme for the bakery sector
has progressed throughout the year.
We are currently analysing potential
improvements to bread oven efficiency
and will be looking to demonstrate and
then replicate successful solutions across
Case Studies: CO2 emissions
Following a detailed environmental survey Agrico
constructed a wind turbine to power its Scottish factory.
After only six months, nearly 13 tonnes of CO2 had been
saved and almost £3,000 in revenue generated.
to the success of this project was the Government support
received in the form of the Feed in Tariffs and Energy
Saving Trust loans, without it the projects would not have
After only six months, nearly 13 tonnes of CO2 had been saved and almost £3,000 in revenue generated.
1000 solar panels have been
installed on the factory's
roof in Hull generating 250
kW of electricity.
As part of the company's commitment to reducing its carbon
impact, 1000 solar panels have been installed on the factory's
roof in Hull generating 250 kW of electricity that will either
be used internally or fed back into the national grid. This
represents a significant proportion of the business' usage and
is one of the largest installations in the region.
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Last reviewed: 06 Dec 2012