We're proud to say that we've managed to steadily take our company's sustainability efforts to new heights, yielding environmental and supply chain successes that are gaining recognition throughout the industry. We endeavour to keep waste to a minimum, by doing everything we reasonably can to prevent, reuse, recycle or recover waste.
This starts with responsibility in the warehouse. Waste of materials is not only bad for the environment and profit margins, but also creates health and safety concerns. That’s why we separate all plastics & cardboards, these materials are then compounded & sent off to recycling centres.
We also look at ways that we can re-use materials for different purposes. All scrap bananas are sent off to a pig farm for feeding, any broken pallets are sent off for wood recycling and all pallets that are used are 2nd class pallets (pallets that have been recovered from other warehouses and are still usable)
The sun provides more than enough energy in just one hour to supply our planet's energy needs for an entire year. Logistics, manufacturing, storage and construction sectors with industrial units of all sizes can benefit from solar power. By covering the whole roof of our Luton facility with solar panels we have been able to generate 10% of our total energy usage.
With the ripening of enough bananas a week that, if they were placed end to end would circle the M25 motorway more than 20 times, we need to depend on a reliable cooling solution. All SH Pratt Group ripening systems are run off innovative and sustainable eco-friendly chiller systems. Going one step further we make sure that all rubbish is picked up from outside to make sure no animals are harmed.
Each and every vehicle is regularly serviced and kept in top working order to make sure they comply with all emission regulations.
Indeed, the Kinship haulage and distribution arm of our group boasts a fleet of around 50 trucks that use the latest Euro 6 Ad Blue Technology to reduce polluting emissions plus cruise technology to help them run more efficiently.
Of course, all businesses produce waste, not all of it industrial. The household waste within the business is also dealt with in the most efficient way possible. All canteen waste is separated and recycled.
We all know that recycling paper conserves natural resources, saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and keeps landfill space free. All waste paper within the group is shredded and sent off to a recycling centre but taking things further we incorporate waste responsibility into our staff training, advising staff to only print if necessary and to always print double sided to help reduce paper waste.
We endeavour to expand our program of energy conservation and waste reduction to both in direct operations and our supply chain.