Greenvale's green plan scoops second award

Britain’s leading fresh potato supplier has been awarded for putting environmental issues at the heart of its business.

Greenvale AP won the Fenland Enterprise Business Award for completely eliminating landfill waste at its Floods Ferry site in Cambridgeshire.

It was also praised for the installation of LED lights, which improved visibility at the site while reducing the amount of energy it used by 65 per cent.

Not content with this, Greenvale also applied for planning permission to build wind turbines that would generate around 40 percent of the site’s electricity.

The initiatives were all part of Greenvale AP’s Green15 Environmental Strategy, aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 20 per cent, reducing waste by 50 per cent and eliminating landfill waste, all by 2015.

The company is also introducing a new range of schemes, from improving energy efficiency to investigating renewable energy options.

Environmental Manager Jessica Cranthorne said: “We are delighted to have received this award. The environmental success we have achieved at our Cambridgeshire site has been a huge team effort.

“Particular praise needs to go to Ray Grint (Site Services) for his dedication to improving recycling across the site, and Adrian Dickson (Engineering Manager) for his work in rolling out high tech LED lighting”.

Greenvale AP previously won Best Carbon Reduction Strategy at the Tesco Greening Our Supply Chain Awards for the Green15 initiative.