Following the opening of its £20 million National Distribution Centre in Worcester last March, Kohler Mira has revealed that the facility is now officially carbon neutral.
Described as the company’s most advanced distribution centre in the world, the roof of the Worcester facility has been fitted with 1,560 solar panels which it says, “balances the carbon emissions generated through its day-to-day activities”.
According to Kohler Mira – the owner of British brand Mira Showers – the panels will create around 560,000 kilowatts of energy per year, 50% of which will be consumed on site and fuel its operations in the UK. The remaining 50% of the renewable energy will be exported to the National Grid.
Speaking of the facility’s carbon neutral status Emma Foster, managing director at Mira Showers said: “Our team worked tirelessly to design this state-of-the-art facility, and making the centre totally carbon neutral is another example of Mira’s commitment to and investment in manufacturing in the UK. We’re so pleased to have been granted this status and look forward to powering the centre with electricity generated by the panels for years to come.”
The facility’s carbon neutral achievement follows the launch of the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report in which the company aims to achieve its net zero goal by 2035.