Moores saves more than 7,700 tonnes of carbon

Moores has saved 7,726 tonnes of CO2e (tonnes carbon equivalent) since its switch to bio-fuel boilers at its Wetherby factory in 2014.

Sustainability and social responsibility have been a focus for the company over the past six years, starting from when the factory switched from traditional gas-fuelled boilers to more efficient bio-fuel boilers.

The 7,726 tonnes of CO2e saved is the equivalent of removing 1,680 cars from the roads for a year or planting 48,290 trees.

Mark Grainger, environmental and quality systems manager at Moores, said: “We have been actively pursuing a number of sustainability goals since 2014 and are delighted to begin sharing our many achievements with both the kitchens industry and our customers over the next few months.

“Sustainability has become a fundamental part of the Moores brand identity and this recent milestone in our bio-fuel boiler project confirms that we’re on the right path and encourages us to keep pushing for environmental advancements within our brand and within the kitchens industry as a whole. Ultimately, we hope to continue to make a significant reduction of our carbon footprint, but also provide comprehensive examples through our efforts of how we can all work towards a healthier planet.”

The furniture manufacturer has also introduced a ‘waste hierarchy’ initiative, which follows the ‘5 Rs’ principle of remove, reduce, reuse, recycle and recover. The recovery is the waste used as fuel for the heat reclamation and power generation. There is also plans for a zero-production waste sent to landfill from its Wetherby site.

Moores will continue to develop its environmental strategy through to December 2020, with a focus on carbon savings within plastic, resource recovery, and electricity.

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