KP Snacks is a winner in the Zero Waste Awards
We are delighted to report that KP Snacks has won Gold in the Zero Waste Awards, in recognition of the company’s work to reduce waste, lessen its environmental impact and save money at the same time.
The company has also been shortlisted for a Platinum Award in the same scheme, the results of which will be announced next month (May 2014).
The waste-saving efforts and ideas of KP colleagues across its eight UK sites have had a big impact on business efficiency. We are proud to be able to say that all seven KP manufacturing sites, as well as our Head Office in Hayes, are now zero waste to landfill.
Achieving this has been a complex task. Key elements have included waste prevention, waste reduction, reduced packaging and increased recycling as well as working to increase waste awareness amongst KP colleagues. At Teesside, for instance (home of McCoy’s) staff accompanied waste skips to local landfill sites to better understand exactly what we were sending. They then communicated this to colleagues to help the site develop a ‘zero waste approach.’ Between 2009 and 2012, Teesside succeeded in reducing its non-food waste by 69%.
As well as tackling non-food waste, some innovative ideas across the business have also helped eliminate our food waste to landfill, such as a project at Tanfield to turn waste salt into salt lick for cattle.
Mark Thorpe, Managing Director of Operations at KP says, “Corporate Social Responsibility is a major pillar of our business vision and strategy and keeping waste reduction front of mind with our colleagues helps us deliver that vision. It also generated significant cost savings that contribute to the long-term success of KP Snacks. Our pursuit of reduced waste at every level of our business continues!”
Find out more about the Zero Waste Awards here.