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Fighting climate change on the move 

We are always looking at ways to reduce our impact on the move. Delivering lower carbon products to your door. 

Whether it’s our LOCAL CHAMPIONS delivering our range of products to our customers plants or to our consumers doors, we are always looking at ways to reduce our carbon emissions. This ranges from reducing transport movements when delivering our range of sugar products and non-sugar products; ranging from animal feed, soil conditioners, bioethanol, potable alcohol and much more.

Transport methods can vary, depending on which product, size of product, packaging required and delivery location. Our businesses sell their products not only within their countries of operation, but into neighbouring countries, as well as overseas. For example, sugar sold in the UK is transported across the UK, into Europe and further afield. Our Fairtrade sugar from our Southern African business is sold into the UK. The bioethanol produced in the UK will be transported by either tanker throughout the UK or by ship for overseas customers.

Depending on the type of product, it’s not just the choice of transport, but also how the product is packaged that needs to be considered. Ranging from size, adherence to food standards and regulations, through to safety requirements, and much more need to be considered. For example, our sugar products range from small bags found on supermarket shelves, through to large bags, or loaded directly into tankers to be delivered to our industrial customers factories, like food and drink manufacturers.

Packaging choices for our range of sugar products are sought to be reusable, recyclable, biodegradable or compostable – but when it comes to our wider product range there is much to consider in how they are moved and their final destination. 

British Sugar Transport

 

Where do our emissions come from on the move

On the move contributes to approximately a third of our carbon emissions, which are created mostly in the areas of: 

Transporting our raw materials: moving sugar beet and sugar cane, from field to plant, and moving our sugar and non-sugar products from plant to our customers and consumers around the world

Transportation type: the mode of transport used, type of fuel and distance covered

Packaging: how our range of sugar products and non-sugar products are packaged for distribution.


 

Working together we form a global mindset so that we can all make a difference, sharing knowledge and innovating to tackle big issues like climate change.


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