Climate Action

Britvic commits to 100% renewable electricity

Britvic has announced their commitment to 100% renewable electricity across all of their British manufacturing site from October 2018.

  • 05 October 2018
  • Rachel Cooper

Britvic has announced their commitment to 100% renewable electricity across all of their British manufacturing site from October 2018.

The soft drinks company, responsible for brands including Robinsons, Tango and J20, has partnered with E.ON on a new four year deal to provide power needs for British manufacturing sites. This includes 100 per cent wind generated electricity which will be sourced from the UK.

Iain Walker, Director of Business Energy Sales at E.ON, said: “We are proud our bespoke solutions are contributing to the ongoing energy security of Britvic’s site and in reducing the environmental impact - by providing our expertise and services when it comes to energy solutions we can allow the business to get on with what they do best – providing quality drinks for consumers.”

This initiative will ensure 17,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year are saved. This forms part of Britvic’s ‘Healthier Everyday’ programme which is designed to focus on the issues that matter most to its stakeholders to deliver sustainable solutions.

Alison Rothnie, Senior Sustainability Manager at Britvic, said: “The move to renewable electricity in GB through our partnership with E.ON is a significant step, not only in helping us to minimise the environmental impact of our operations and reduce our carbon emissions, but also supporting the development of a low carbon future for the UK.”

In addition to focusing on renewable energy, Britvic are also championing other low carbon fuels to reduce emissions across its global operations. To do this, they have increased the number of electric and alternative fuel vehicles across its company car fleet in Great Britain to more than 20 per cent.

To tackle plastic waste, they have also set a target to achieve zero waste to landfill from their global manufacturing sites by 2020.

Photograph: Britvic