Carbon Case Study

Project Date

2019

Location

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Total Produce Ireland and UK Convert 35 Facilities To Renewable Energy 

“A project inspired by our “Vision 20/20” initiative, the integration of renewable energy into the Group’s Irish operations is also making an important contribution to Total Produce’s ongoing commitments to Origin Green, Ireland’s national sustainability programme.”

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The Project

On September 1st, 2019, Total Produce’s Irish operations moved to 100% renewable electric energy sources to power its business units across the island of Ireland. This transition applied to twenty two units in all; eighteen in the Republic and four in Northern Ireland including Central Distribution Centres, production facilities, regional depots and the Group’s Dublin Head Office.

The company partnered with Electric Ireland in the Republic of Ireland and Go Power in Northern Ireland with Captured Carbon Ltd verifying the green energy source declarations. It is anticipated that this initiative, alongside additional carbon reducing measures already in place, will deliver a 40% reduction in carbon consumption by the end of 2020.

A project inspired by our “Vision 20/20” initiative, the integration of renewable energy into the Group’s Irish operations is also making an important contribution to Total Produce’s ongoing commitments to Origin Green, Ireland’s national sustainability programme.

Later in 2019 a further 13 facilities across the United Kingdom also converted to renewable bringing the total to 35 facilities. Feasibility studies are ongoing across the wider Total Produce Group to find further opportunities to switch to environmentally friendly energy sources and reduce still further our carbon consumption across marketplace facilities.

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