The environment is important to us. Not only with reference to our neighbours, the local community and our processes, but on a global scale. This means we monitor and aim to reduce our carbon footprint, and monitor our emissions and the use of resources.
At Wagg we do everything we can to reduce energy consumption and prevent energy waste. We have introduced state-of-the-art machinery which is comparatively energy efficient and we operate a Combined Heat and Power Plant. This generates our own electricity from natural gas and produces heat and steam for use in our production processes. The CHP Plant has helped us to reduce resource usage and helps us to reduce our carbon footprint. In 2014 we reduced our carbon footprint by 1,726 tonnes of CO2, which is the equivalent of taking 575 cars off the road each year!
We aim to source our core meat meals and cereals from local producers. This reduces our transport miles and supports the local community.
Zero waste from Wagg goes to landfill. We have a fully implemented waste recycling scheme in place and follow the ‘Waste Hierarchy’ model wherever possible. Waste not recycled is sent for treatment to generate electricity at Ferrybridge Power Station. Product which does not reach our high quality standards is sent for anaerobic digestion, turning waste product into energy and natural fertiliser.
March 2016, Wagg Foods achieved Bronze Accreditation with the Investors in the Environment. The Investors in the Environment is a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, which pledges our commitment to the environment. Thereby, we continually strive to improve our environmental performance with the aim of becoming a truly sustainable business.