We won the Environmental Achievement accolade at the EEF Awards, which took place at The Dorchester hotel in London on 3 February.Thanks to the culture within the business changing markedly over the last three years, with a rigorous focus on waste, changes in purchasing habits, separation of recyclable materials and improved energy conservation, Framptons has halved its carbon footprint and reduced waste to landfill by more than 80 per cent.
“Our aim is to be the most carbon efficient liquid food contract packing business in the UK,” says James Lampe, Sustainability and Cost Controller at Framptons."Winning the Environmental Achievement award reflects our team's dedication to sustainability, and applauds the hard work they have carried out to significantly reduce our carbon footprint."Sustainability is ingrained in our ethos at Framptons, and we will continue to work on projects to make our company as carbon neutral as possible."
The judges of the EEF awards, which recognise excellence and reward world-class performance in innovation, enterprise, environmental responsibility and skills development, were particularly impressed with Framptons overall corporate responsibility initiatives that have seen the company lead the way in sustainability for the food industry.
Chair of the Judging Panel, Prof Stephen Evans commented: “Framptons has overcome longstanding environmental challenges with creative ideas and a meticulous approach. Customers, employees and the local community are all benefiting from its success.
”Terry Slater, South West Region Director for EEF, said: “These awards recognise the value that innovative manufacturing businesses contribute to our region’s economy and prove that we have a manufacturing industry here in the South West that we can rightly be proud of.
Since March 2009 Framptons has won a National Business Award for Corporate Responsibility, a Food Manufacture Excellence Award, a Fast Growth Business Award for Green Business of the Year, a Somerset Business Award for Environmental Responsibility, two regional and one national EEF Awards.