Search

Brewer and distiller Adnams completes switch to renewables – saving 1,000 tonnes of CO2 a year

Adnams environmental manager Ben Orchard, pictured after the installation of a new electric car charging point at the Swan Hotel, Southwold.  Picture: Nick Butcher

Adnams environmental manager Ben Orchard, pictured after the installation of a new electric car charging point at the Swan Hotel, Southwold. Picture: Nick Butcher

©archant2016

Brewer and distiller Adnams says it has cut its annual carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes after completing a transition to renewable energy across its entire business.

The Adnams storage building at Holkham. Picture: Ian Burt. The Adnams storage building at Holkham. Picture: Ian Burt.

The switch means that Adnams now uses 100% renewable-source energy across its offices, stores and distribution centre.

The carbon saving is equivalent to an average family car travelling three million miles – 120 times around the world – or the annual energy usage of over 200 UK homes.

Ben Orchard, Adnams’ environmental sustainability manager, said the company was pleased to be among the first to achieve the landmark.

He said: “As a sustainable business we are really keen to encourage the increased use and generation of renewable electricity in the UK, helping to reduce our impact on the planet and remove reliance on fossil fuels.”

The Southwold firm is a member of the EDP/EADT Top100 list of Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest companies by turnover.

Other news

14:05

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner has announced plans for an increase in the policing element of council tax to add £2.9m to the constabulary’s budget in the next financial year.

13:55

Seventy-two years after tying the knot, George and Phyllis Nutburn still look back and laugh about the drama that unfolded in the early hours of their wedding day which led to the groom almost arriving late.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary and an attempted burglary at two high street business premises.

Severe congestion on the roads, numerous train cancellations, widespread power outage and school closures are among the problems plaguing Norfolk and Suffolk this morning after strong winds hit the region.

Most Read

Severe congestion on the roads, numerous train cancellations, widespread power outage and school closures are among the problems plaguing Norfolk and Suffolk this morning after strong winds hit the region.

Read more
Suffolk Police
06:22

Around 49,000 homes across Norfolk and Suffolk are without power as the strong winds continue to sweep across the county.

Read more
Met Office
Yesterday, 17:12

Two men have been bailed after being charged in connection with an incident which saw a victim robbed in his own home.

Read more
Ipswich Crown Court
Tue, 12:25

A 40-year-old man has been charged with two counts of engaging in sexual communication with a child.

Read more
Lowestoft
Yesterday, 16:44

Parking charges at a busy town car park are set to be waived in the hopes of helping out businesses hit by nearby road works.

Read more
Waveney District Council

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 1°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Lowestoft Journal
e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter