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On July 10th and 11th a team from the Cranswick Sutton Fields cooked meat site completed the second part of their Six Peaks Challenge having completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks in June. The group successfully climbed all three mountains on the National challenge – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within the 24hrs deadline. The challenge pushed the group both mentally and physically to their limits, but as a team, they persevered!
We are over the moon to announce that we have reached the half way mark of our fundraising target! Over the weekend, a group of our directors and colleagues from across the business took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, bringing our fundraising amount to £30,000. This is half way to our target of £60,000 to raise money for the Hull4Heroes Veterans Village build in the next year.
Last week, a team of volunteers from Sutton Fields tackled a beach clean at Fraisthorpe Beach in conjunction with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in support of the Great British Spring Clean and Word Ocean Day. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust run a project called Waves of Waste which supports volunteers in undertaking beach cleans across Yorkshire's coast. During each clean, all litter collected is recorded and fed into a database collected by Keep Britain Tidy and analysed to determine trends occurring.
We’re excited to announce that the team at Cranswick Continental Foods in Bury has taken the first steps in becoming a Net Zero business, by achieving Carbon Neutral specification to PAS 2060 Standard. This key milestone means that the site has minimised carbon emissions while introducing an approved emission reduction plan to ensure the continued reduction of its carbon footprint. To offset remaining emissions, investment has been made into verified conservation and reforestation projects.
Cranswick Preston, Riverside & King George dock sites have chosen to partner with Hull4Heroes and support their Veterans Build Project throughout the next year. The charity aim is to give back to those who nobly served their country by helping our heroes transition back to civilian life and helping ex service personnel and their families build the future they deserve in the project’s, transitional veterans village (pictured right).
Cranswick is the only meat processor to have achieved Tier 1 status in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), proudly retaining this position for what is now the fifth consecutive year. There are only four companies in Tier One; Cranswick, M&S, Noble Foods and Waitrose out of a list of 150 businesses benchmarked. The report confirms those companies appearing in Tier 1 as the global leaders on farm animal welfare.
Following the announcement that Cranswick has joined The Climate Pledge, we’re delighted to announce that two further sites have now been awarded Carbon Neutral certification PAS 2060.
Hull based food producer Cranswick plc has donated over 1,150 laptops to primary aged school children in East Hull to ensure that all this age group have access to a laptop at home. Cranswick was established in the East Riding of Yorkshire in 1974 and has strong ties to Hull. They operate six manufacturing sites and employ almost 5,000 people in the city, making them one of the largest employers in the area.
Cranswick has joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism to meet the goals of The Paris Agreement 10 years early, along with world leading companies such as Microsoft and Unilever.
Congratulations to our team at Cranswick Convenience Foods, Milton Keynes, who have been awarded Carbon Neutral certification PAS 2060. This is a great achievement for the site and a key milestone for the group’s journey to become Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040. Reducing carbon From a baseline year of 2017, carbon emissions have been reduced by 50% to 5,610 tons of carbon in 2020. This has been achieved by:
Cranswick plc. has surpassed the Champions 12.3 Target set in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to halve food waste and loss by 2030; instead achieving a 61% reduction in edible food waste across the business in under three years. The reduction represents the elimination of over 4,216 tonnes of food waste, and waste now accounts for just 0.4% of total food produced.
We are thrilled to announce that Cranswick have won in three categories at this years Meat Management Industry Awards! Our Sainsburys TtD British Pork Crackling Roast Joint from our Fresh Pork site in Preston, Hull was named winner in the category ‘Best Pork Product’. The Aldi Specially Selected Butter Basted Roast Chicken Breast from our Convenience site at Barnsley, was named winner in the category ‘Best Poultry Product’. Furthermore, we are ecstatic that Cranswick PLC was also named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’.