We're continually looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint. Each year we set challenging targets for each of our sites to reduce their energy, water, waste and carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2(e)) emissions.
However, as we increased production units, stepped up our rate of new product innovation and invested in line automation, energy usage grew overall and our use of non-ingredient water expanded as we increased manufacturing flexibility and improved customer service.
CO2(e) emissions per tonne marginally decreased, however, the 2015/16 reduction target was not achieved due to a changing mix of products as we move to a wider range of pack sizes and weights to meet consumer trends. The below chart sets out our environmental performance for the year on an absolute basis, whilst the table sets out environment targets and perfomance as relative measures, based on tonnes of product manufactured, unless otherwise stated.
Premier Foods’ GHG emissions were assessed and calculated using internal data and emission factors from Defra’s Conversion Factors for Company Reporting 2014 for converting energy usage to carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2(e)) emissions. We have followed the methodology in the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (revised edition). The analysis has used an operational control approach. This assessment takes into account all of the emission sources required under the Companies Act 2006. The emissions data relates to all production sites within the control of the Company during the period.
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