Foster holds on to Carbon Trust badge

Foster Refrigerator has been recertified to the Carbon Trust Standard for the second time, recognising the company’s carbon reduction achievements over the last two years.

The company says it remains the only commercial refrigeration manufacturer in the UK to hold the international certification.

The marque was awarded to the King’s Lynn-based manufacturer after it successfully passed the Carbon Trust’s rigorous audit, which found Foster had reduced its overall carbon footprint by a massive 14.5% in five years.

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This is the company’s second recertification after it was initially awarded the Standard in 2009 and recertified in 2011.

Steve Denton, health, safety and environment manager at Foster, said the recertification process measured how the company’s environmental management system could demonstrate a continual reduction in carbon footprint.

Denton said Foster records its carbon footprint for everything it does, from the more obvious gas, electricity and fuel usage right down to every company journey made.

“Obviously achieving the required reduction year on year becomes more challenging as time progresses, so we have to maintain a firm focus on all our energy usage,” she said.

“Over the recent recertification period we have completely restructured our main production operation making it both ‘lean’ and as efficient as possible.”

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