Let’s talk about Decarbonising

Manufacturing in the UK…

is the third largest carbon emissions industry, with food and drink manufacturing making up the largest proportion of this sector. Being part of the industry, we knew we had to do our bit in hitting the food and drink federation (FDF) targets of achieving net zero by 2040. In practice, getting to zero net emissions requires shifting from fossil fuels to alternative low-carbon energy sources based on green & renewable energy… and this is what we intend to do.

As we delved deeper into finding solutions to the problem we are contributing too, we realised that simply taking out plastics and cutting down on energy usage was only half of the problem. That’s why we have been working hard on finding partners to help us in our quest in becoming Net Zero.

“To decarbonise our industry, we need a holistic approach, there is no point us doing all this work if all parts of the process don’t make for a coherent world”.

Niki Keegan – Development Manager

What we intend to do?

Our goal is to reach zero net carbon emissions through examining how we operate our business through procurement to the type of fuel we use. There are three scopes that are used to categorise the different kinds of emissions, we have outlined how we intend to be net zero below.

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Scope 1

Scope 1 covers emissions from our direct operations, for example from burning fuel in our fleet of vehicles. We are in the process of reducing our energy consumption from becoming more efficient, turning off appliances when not in use and installing LED lighting in our production facility.

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Scope 2

Scope 2 are emissions caused indirectly and come from direct emissions that are released during our manufacturing process. We will generate renewable energy on-site through the installation of solar panels and our energy is supplied by as part of a green-tariff.

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Scope 3

Scope 3 includes emissions from goods and services purchased, so are  not produced by us but by those that are indirectly responsible in our supply chain. We are in the process of removing Ultra-Processing Food (UPF) from our production process. For a more in depth look at the impact of UPF.

Ultra Processed Foods

The Chemical and Petrochemical industry is the second largest contributor to industrial Carbon emissions. Chemicals added to foods during the food manufacturing process are refined ingredients and artificial substances that have little or no nutritional value and our used by manufacturers to extend shelf-life, manipulate nutritional value, texture and appearance and protect food from pathogens. This Chemical processing results in ultra-processed foods.

We have also been working extremely hard on the removal of any Ultra Processed Food (UPF) products from our own food production here at Well-Fed. We  currently use certain ingredients, such as meat and veg stocks and natural flavourings from time-to-time but do not add any additional chemicals and only use Food Fresh Gas during our packaging process

We have made a conscious decision on removing all trace of UPF from production as the chemicals used in these products are not only adding to the carbon emissions, but linked to several health problems, such as Mental Health Conditions, Dementia and Cancers, all of which puts a massive strain on our NHS.

The removal of all UPF is part of our ’50 Years of Food’ Revolution.

’50 Years of Food’ Revolution

We are working in partnership with world leading experts on taking UK food back 50 years to a time before supermarkets, when we ate locally sourced ingredients, in meals cooked from scratch in dishes that could be reused for the next 50 years. We are calling this approach our ’50 Years of Food” Revolution.

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