The progressive company was a finalist in the Energy Management category of the awards for measures to reduce the carbon footprint of its car fleet.
Foremost among these steps was switching the company car fleet, including the Chairman’s car, to Volkswagen Golf Blue motions, which have a CO22 rating of just 107g/km and achieve an impressive 65 miles to the gallon. This is estimated to save 25,000 kg CO2 per annum.
There have also been significant savings in travelling between company sites and to customers through better planning to avoid repeat journeys, car sharing, and avoiding travelling altogether through the equipping of the sites with video conferencing facilities.
In total Cumbrian Seafoods has estimated it is saving over 85,000 miles per year.
The award is a direct result of the enthusiastic approach to energy saving adopted by Peter Vassallo, MD and Chairman of Cumbrian Seafoods. For over 25 years, Peter has practiced a pioneering approach to responsible and ethical trading, sustainability and efficient low cost manufacturing.
“Whether this relates to responsible fishing or carbon emissions, the well being of the environment has always been at the heart of the Cumbrian Seafoods business ethos”, said Mr Vassallo.
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