3 June 2019
At British Sugar, we're focused on reducing our environmental impact not just in our factories, but across every aspect of our business. We recognise the vital importance of our natural resources, and we strive to minimise our impact and use these resources responsibly, prioritising investments and improvements which allow us to use fewer resources. One of our areas of focus is water.
We are proud of the progress we have made in reducing our water usage in recent years. Through our relentless focus on maximising resource efficiency and limiting our impact on the environment, we have made improvements across all of our sites. We’ve looked at every aspect of the business, with interventions ranging from education and training through to specific, targeted investments. This has enabled us to make a 26% reduction in water usage since 2014 – representing enough water to cover the average annual usage of 2,000 homes. A few examples from the last year across our five sites include:
Despite this, we’re not complacent, and we know there is still more for us to do. Our commitment to our circular economy approach at our factories, and putting sustainability at the heart of everything we do, means we will continue to look at every aspect of our processes to explore opportunities for further improvements and reductions in our water usage.