Award success for our environmental and sustainability excellence!Posted 3 weeks ago
We’re incredibly proud to have once again scooped an award at the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards, this time winning the Environmental & Sustainability Award.
The award recognises outstanding performance in environmental responsiveness and sustainable activity and it’s the second year our green efforts have been recognised in the awards.
We don’t believe in landfill. Instead, we recycle everything, creating renewable energy, green electricity and biofuel from waste cooking oils, fats and fatty food waste. As one of the UK’s leading waste cooking oil recycling companies, we help to reduce carbon emissions and support the worldwide commitment to renewables and sustainability, recycling 100% of all collected waste.
We’re continually striving towards cutting carbon emissions and improving the environment, demonstrated not only by this recent award but by our Investors in the Environment Green award (the highest level achievable).
These accolades are even more poignant after the most challenging 15 period in our history, which included recovery from a devastating fire on Christmas Day 2019, just months before the global pandemic and subsequent UK lockdown began.
Manoeuvring quickly to manage both crises, we continued to operate and support customers – many of which were large food manufacturers critical to pandemic efforts – while simultaneously initiating the rebuild and expansion of our North Cave site following the fire.
Here at Brocklesby we have an unwavering appetite to innovate and find solutions for waste issues and believe that going above and beyond is fundamentally the right blend to our success.
The expansion of our management team and wider recruitment to support growth during what has been our most challenging year yet, demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement, adding value to our customers and the environment. By playing our role in looking after the environment, we’re able to help other companies play their part and we’re proud this work has been recognised.
As part of the site rebuild, we’ve expanded our position within the sector, going even further towards being environmentally-conscious with the installation of a gas pipeline to produce a cleaner steam rather than burning oil. We’re also installing the most energy efficient boilers with steam recovery in the form of economisers and Reverse Osmosis to reduce the amount of wasted steam – an investment of approximately £1.5m.
Anything we can’t clean and blend for biofuel goes straight to our anaerobic digestion plant, which has the capability to convert over 60,000 tonnes of food waste into renewable energy, enough to power over 11,000 homes. It also provides us with heat to run our recycling ovens and energy to run part of our factory.
We’re constantly innovating and developing products suitable for different markets. If we don’t know what the solution is now, we’ll innovate to try and find one.
Originally due to be held in November 2020, the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2020 were postponed until Thursday 11 March and held virtually.