Solar Powered Sustainable Energy
An Investment in Renewable Energy
A range of sustainable resources are employed by the Fencor Packaging Group when manufacturing and delivering our corrugated packaging products. This was given a major boost in Spring 2023 when solar panels were installed, covering the factory roof of the Manor Packaging facility in Whittlesey, Peterborough.
The entire Fencor Packaging Group already utilises renewable energy from a specialist electricity provider for all three sites. However, the solar panels installed at Manor packaging are another valuable step towards becoming Carbon Nett Zero in Scopes 1 and 2 by 2030.
The solar installation is a 450kWP PV system, which now generates 50% of all the plant’s energy used directly from the sun. In total, this means less CO2 in the atmosphere (vs conventional energy sources) which is calculated as saving an absorption rate of 20,000 trees every year.
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Electric Vehicle Use
The programme of replacing all company cars with fully electric or hybrid vehicles is continuing. As new vehicles are needed the latest EV solutions are researched and invested in. In support of this advance, there are currently a total of 14 electric vehicle charging points across all three sites for visitors and staff to use.
Due to the current lack of electric commercial availability in the market for larger delivery trucks, we have installed a system to all our fleet which makes existing vehicles far more aerodynamic and reduces the amount of fuel consumed. When the technology exists in the commercial vehicle sector, whether that be electric or hydrogen, we will explore its use and invest in the most appropriate solutions.
LED and PIR Sensors
The most obvious, and earliest adopted elements of the group’s environmental strategy, was to review our lighting needs, beginning with swapping our regular incandescent bulbs for LED lighting. Where practical the group have also installed PIR sensors so that lights are only on when people are in the vicinity. All these initiatives lead to a reduction in energy usage.
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