Brakes passes an environmental milestone

Foodservice wholesaler Brakes’ commitment to CSR received another endorsement this week, when the company passed the ISO 14001 environmental audit, to the latest standard.

The accreditation for Brakes, which includes group sites M&J Seafood, Wild Harvest, Pauleys and Freshfayre, is its most significant environmental milestone since it was originally accredited in 2008.

ISO 14001:2015 includes a number of benefits and leads businesses to do the following:

·         Identify cost savings with greater emphasis on resource, waste and energy management.

·         Develop corporate image and credibility.

·         Quantify, monitor and control the impact of operations on the environment, now and in the future.

·         Ensure legislative awareness and compliance.

Ian Hunt, Brakes’ head of engineering and environment, said: “We are committed to leading the foodservice industry in CSR so we’re delighted to have met the ISO 14001 standards. We know our customers want to be able to rely on us to provide products and a service that is sustainable, and has a low environmental impact. As a business, and individuals, we challenge ourselves every day to use energy as efficiently as possible and to use renewable resources wherever possible. We have put a variety of initiatives in place, around carbon reduction, water consumption, and sustainable and ethical sourcing, and the accreditation helps to vindicate what we’re doing, and show our customers that we can meet their needs and support them in the right way.”

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