United Biscuits win Motor Transport’s Low Carbon Award
7 July 2016 pladis the global biscuit and confectionery company (United Biscuits) received a major industry honour at last night’s 31st Motor Transport Awards in London for its continual drive to reduce its environmental impact.
In 2008 it began an environmentally focused programme to achieve a variety of targets, which it continues to hit: zero waste to landfill since 2012; 38% reduction in carbon emissions and 37% reduction in water consumption – while its fleet has taken 30 million lorry miles off UK roads and reduced its emissions by 43% since 2005. The target for its fleet is to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2020.
The judges said that pladis “sees the whole of manufacturing and transport as a holistic solution”.
Rob Wright, Head of Distribution, pladis UK commented: “This is a great achievement and one that the whole team is very proud of. Our success has been inspiring for all those involved, demonstrating the huge potential of power from waste. The benefits of recycling waste cooking oil from our food factories is another step along United Biscuits’ green journey, which has already seen us make significant gains in reducing carbon emissions across our logistics business.”
The awards, organised by Motor Transport magazine, are the road transport industry event of the year, recognising innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality. Winning a Motor Transport award shows that a business has reached the very highest standards, as judged by an independent panel of experts drawn from the industry.
The Low Carbon award was sponsored by Keyfuels. Television and radio presenter, film critic, and actor Jonathan Ross presented the award in front of more than 1,600 guests at the Grosvenor House – A JW Marriott Hotel on London’s Park Lane.
For more information about the awards visit: http://www.mtawards.co.uk/
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pladis is a global biscuit and confectionery company with operations in 120 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas. With annual revenues of US$5.2 billion, pladis has 36 factories in 13 countries and employs 26,000.The company is owned by Yildiz Holding, the largest food company in CEEMEA, and combines three centuries of baking and confectionery expertise by bringing together its iconic Godiva, McVitie’s and Ulker brands.
With a commitment to “promise happiness to the world with every bite”, the company delights consumers with products in sweet and savory biscuits, wafer, cake, chocolate, gum and candy categories.
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Keyfuels is the leading provider of fuel cards and fuel management solutions to commercial vehicle operators throughout the UK. With 35 years of expertise, we manage billions of litres of diesel per year for some of Europe’s largest fleets, helping our customers significantly reduce their fuel costs and improve profitability. Not only that, with over 1,860 multi-branded sites in the most convenient of locations, Keyfuels operate the largest wholesale priced network in the UK.