Smylies have a longstanding commitment to environmental sustainability and recently we have renewed our electricity contract with Haven Power, a supplier of ‘green’ energy. This is the third year in a row we have worked with Haven Power to fulfil the energy requirements of our company.
As part of an ongoing mission to reduce our carbon footprint in all areas of our business, the continuation of this energy partnership means we can ensure our activities remain sustainable. Alongside our internal and external environmental commitments, we can continue to lead the industry on environmental matters.
Haven Power is part of the Drax group and is a major force in renewable energy in the UK. The company specialises in responsibly-sourced biomass electricity. This enables businesses like ourselves to vastly reduce our carbon footprint.
The majority of the electricity we use comes from Drax, which is generated with responsibly-sourced, compressed wood pellets. This method produces 86% less carbon than coal-generated energy.
Drax produces approximately 12% of the UK’s renewable energy. The company continues to research and find innovative solutions to decarbonise, both individually and in partnership with others. Drax aims to be 100% carbon negative by 2030.
At Smylies, we have a continual commitment to reducing our carbon footprint in all areas of our business. We work internally to improve our ‘green’ credentials and participate in a number of external projects to help reduce carbon emissions. In fact, in 2017, we were among the first large exporters to gain carbon neutral status.
Our office buildings utilise solar panels to reduce our carbon footprint while keeping energy bills to a minimum. We partner with a reliable waste management company and look to recycle wherever possible to avoid the use of landfill sites. Our Americas Project allows us to offset our footprint while delivering extra ecological benefits.
In future, we intend to further our commitment by planting new trees, increasing the plants and wildflowers in our office grounds, and introducing cycle to work schemes. We have even installed charging points in our car park for electric cars. Read more about our environmental commitments.
Smylies is an award-winning UK export company, specialising in food and drink produce. We offer a comprehensive selection of popular food and drink products from all major brands. These are available for shipping globally. All major payment methods are accepted and then processed inline with modern safety procedures.