Adnams moves to 100% renewable energy

11th December, 2017 by Owen Bellwood

Suffolk-based brewery and distillery Adnams is now relying entirely on renewable energy sources across its business.

The Adnams distillery and brewery now runs on 100% renewable energy for its production and distribution

The move marks the conclusion of a project that has seen the distillery transfer its electricity supply to 100% renewable sources over the last few years.

The company’s brewery was the first area of the business to move to renewable energy, with the brand’s offices, stores and distribution centre following suit.

Ben Orchard, Adnams’ environmental sustainability manager, said: “We are committed to supporting a sustainable future to minimise the impacts of climate change. Other businesses are setting the 100% renewable target for 2020 and beyond, so we are proud to be able to demonstrate our early adoption of this.”

He continued: “As a sustainable business, we are really keen to encourage the increased use and generation of renewable electricity in the UK, helping to reduce our impact on the planet and remove reliance on fossil fuels.”

The switch to green energy has reduced Adnams’ annual carbon emissions by over 1,000 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to the footprint of an average family car travelling three million miles or the annual energy usage of more than 200 UK homes.

David Cockshott, chief commercial officer at SmartestEnergy, Adnams’ electricity supplier, said: “It is great to see Adnams’ ongoing commitment to sustainability. By choosing to be powered by renewable electricity from completely natural sources, they are supporting the decarbonisation of the UK and specifically the independent generation sector that is leading to a modern decentralised energy system for the future.

“We hope to see more organisations following suit as we all strive to achieve ambitious carbon reduction targets.”

Adnams is the first of many UK producers to rely on renewable energy. Diageo hopes to source 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030.

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