The firm behind ‘Yorkshire’ free-range eggs has unveiled plans to build sustainability across all its brands following the success of its bumblebee conservation project.
The five-year Sustainable Future Campaign by Chippindale Foods, which is based at Flaxby, near Knaresborough, is already on track to increase solar energy production by 50 per cent by the end of 2016 at its 55,000 sq ft low-carbon egg-packing facility.
The company also aims to reduce CO2 emissions across its transportation network and has said that key suppliers should demonstrate improving environmental standards by the end of 2017.
Since it started working with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2013, Chippindale has helped create over 16 acres of bee-friendly habitat in Yorkshire.
Managing director Nick Chippindale said: “We believe we have a responsibility to put plans in place that support a more sustainable future for generations to come by going beyond simply doing our bit to lower carbon footprint.
“Our ethos is very much about developing initiatives that can be clearly quantified as making a positive impact on our environment and community, spreading the word about sustainability.”