Booker has become the first wholesaler in the UK to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard. This follows the company’s commitment to take action on climate change.
Measured on gas, electricity and diesel, the reduction has been achieved by focusing on distribution efficiencies, colleague training and awareness campaigns, trialling fuel alternatives and supporting customers with green products and services.
“Booker is committed to building a long-term, sustainable business for our customers,” said chief executive Charles Wilson. “We are delighted to be the first wholesaler in the UK to gain the Carbon Trust Standard and we firmly believe we have a responsibility to lower carbon emissions and reduce our impact on the environment. We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with the Carbon Trust to further reduce our carbon footprint.”
As part of the work, all branches now offer recycling of used cooking oil, which is then converted to biofuel for use in Booker lorries. In the first few months Booker has helped customers recycle 200,000 litres of used cooking oil