Branston has been re-assessed by the Carbon Trust and has achieved the Carbon Trust Standard again for waste, water and carbon. This follows the company’s success last year in becoming the first company in the food and arable agriculture sector to have achieved the Carbon Trust Standard in all three areas.
The recertification recognises Branston’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint by taking measures to ensure a sustainable method of working. The Carbon Trust is an independent company with a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. It provides guidance and advice as well as measuring and certifying a company’s environmental footprint.
Vidyanath Gururajan, Branston Innovations Director, commented, “We’re delighted to have passed the reaccreditation from the Carbon Trust. We’re proud of our extensive environmental management systems and we do everything we can, at all our sites, to reduce waste. We have invested in long-term projects such as our anaerobic digestion plant, solar PV generation and water recycling as a part of our commitment to our low cost, low carbon strategy. We’re looking after all our resources to improve long-term sustainability.”
Darran Messem, Managing Director of Certification at the Carbon Trust, added, “Branston has for many years shown clear leadership in the agriculture and food processing sectors through obtaining independent certification confirming that it has reduced its environmental impact, becoming one of the first organisations to achieve each of the three Carbon Trust Standards for Carbon, Water, and Waste.”
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