Driving down transport emissions
Autumn 2023 marked a proud moment for the team at Cranswick Country Foods Preston as their first four fully electric refrigerated trailers headed out on the road.
In line with Cranswick’s Second Nature sustainability agenda, the team have been committed to combating transport carbon emissions throughout the vehicles used at their site.
Earlier this year they made the move away from standard diesel in their HGV fleet to hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) or renewable diesel. HVO reduces carbon emissions by over 98% compared to conventional diesel, with added benefits of reducing environmental pollutants and fossil fuel consumption.
The fuel holds International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) meaning the raw products making up the HVO are from sustainable sources and can be traced throughout the full supply chain. The HVO switch is predicted to save 800 CO2 equivalent tonnes per year, a huge carbon saving across the site's footprint.