Our core purpose is providing healthy hydration in an environmentally sustainable way. Here are some of our environmental commitments.
We are committed to minimising our environmental impact through a range of initiatives which include using recycled glass, rPET and lightweighting. Thanks to these initiatives, we have achieveed a packaging weight reduction of 13.9% for PET bottles since 2005.
- All our bottles are 100% recyclable
- Our PET bottles are blown on site, reducing additional road miles
- Our Highland Spring sparkling green glass bottles contain at least 80% recycled glass
We have a Continuous Improvement Programme in place which is designed to help us deliver the same high quality products using fewer resources, minimising our environmental impact.
- We are part of ESOS (Energy Saving opportunity scheme) which includes an audit of our sites to continuously identify opportunities for any energy saving.
- We have installed movement sensitive lighting in many of our buildings to ensure we only use energy for lighting when it is needed.
Distribution and transport
- By optimising vehicle load fill and maximising cases per pallet on selected products we now have over 100 fewer vehicle movements per month compared to 2018.
- An LPG HGV vehicle with lower emissions is currently being trialled for moving products offsite from Blackford to our third party warehouse in Scotland.
- We work with selected hauliers to ensure our modern HGV fleet is used to transport our products, currently in excess of 90% of fleet is EURO 6 compliant.
- Electric vehicle charging points are available for colleagues at our sites.
- A new rail siding, adjacent to the Group’s main bottling plant, is being planned which will enable the business to transport goods in a more environmentally sustainable way and reduce its carbon footprint through the removal of circa 8,000 truck movements from the road per year, saving 3,200 tonnes of CO2
Our water use ratio of 1.3 is industry leading and our entire business is built on sustainable business practices.