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Transitioning to foodservice
Caring for the future
Caring for the community
Under the vision of our Group Managing Director, Justin Godfrey, great-great-great grandson of our founder, Thomas Ridley, we want to do more than just deliver great products and a great service for our customers and look at what else we can do to help our environment and local community.
Starting with our own carbon footprint, we installed 400 solar panels on the roof of our main warehouse, saving 21 tonnes of CO2 and make sure as much of our waste as possible (99%) is diverted from landfill.
It’s important to us that we can operate in a sustainable way that helps to protect tomorrow, but we also didn’t want to stop with our own carbon footprint. Being part of a large supply chain, we know there is more we can do to positively impact the planet. That’s why we decided to expand our service to help our customers, too, by introducing cooking oil, plastic and cardboard recycling schemes.
So far, we’ve helped to convert more than 300,000 litres of cooking oil into biodiesel and sent 24 tonnes of plastic and 150 tonnes of cardboard to be recycled, with our customers’ cardboard baled at our head office site in Suffolk. Find out more about how these initiatives could help your business.