Adnams shows off its ‘green’ credentials by hosting Suffolk Carbon Leaders event

Adnams' anerobic digestion bio-energy plant at Reydon, near Southwold.

Adnams' anerobic digestion bio-energy plant at Reydon, near Southwold. - Credit: Archant

Adnams has hosted a Suffolk Carbon Leaders event at its facilities in Southwold, to help inspire other firms to reduce their energy consumption and improve their “carbon footprint”.

More than 30 delegates from medium-sized companies across Suffolk spent an afternoon learning about solutions such as voltage optimisation, solar energy and behavioural change at The Crown, one of Adnams’s hotels.

They had a tour of Adnams’ brewery, distribution centre and anaerobic digestion plant to witness the energy solutions the company has been implementing itself.

Started in January 2014, the two-year Suffolk Carbon Leaders programme aims to supports medium-sized businesses to save energy, reduce their carbon emissions, minimise resource use at their sites and identify cost savings.

It is funded by Suffolk County Council as part of its Creating the Greenest County ambition, and overseen on its behalf by sustainability consultancy Carbon Smart.


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Benedict Orchard, environmental sustainability manager at Adnams, said: “Adnams were very honoured to be asked to host an event for the Suffolk Carbon Leaders programme.

“Adnams have been a proud sponsor of the ‘Creating the Greenest County’ scheme for a few years now, ensuring other local businesses are recognised for their stellar work through their annual awards and so were delighted to host this event.”

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Adam Woodhall, associate director of Carbon Smart, added: “The whole Suffolk Carbon Leaders team are very grateful to Adnams for hosting us and for letting attendees see what they can do to become a more efficient business.

“We had some great speakers covering a lot of ground, and companies were able to ask any questions they had to be ready to implement the energy efficiency solutions discussed. Thank you to Eagle New Energy and to PowerPerfector for their very informative presentations.

“The event has raised great interest amongst Suffolk medium-sized businesses and it was a privilege to see all of our work come together and create such positive results.”

Adnams is also one of the sponsors of the EADT/EDP Green 100 initiative which is currently open for entries. Other sponsors include the Suffolk and Norfolk chambers of commerce, BDO LLP, EDF Energy, New Anglia LEP and Specflue.

For details, visit www.eadt.co.uk/business/green-100 .

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