We never lose sight of the fact that we're part of a much wider community. That's why we're working very hard to ensure that we make our pies and puds in the right and responsible way. Here are just a few of the things we are up to ...
War on waste:
We create waste – it’s hard not to when you’re manufacturing over 1million pies a week. But by scrutinising each and every one of our departments, we hope to eliminate between £350,000-£500,000 worth of waste (or around 5%) by the end of 2009, meaning less emissions from transporting waste and less landfill.
Whilst we can’t pretend our deliveries give out as few emissions as they did 100 years ago, when we delivered pies by horse and cart, our new fleet of 20 fuel-efficient vans will halve the carbon footprint of our deliveries. Plus, because like everyone else we now have sat-nav, we’ll be planning our routes better and ensuring our vans have the most efficient schedules and loads, so your pies will have travelled the minimum amount of food miles.
Energy & water:
We use 5% less water in our cookhouse pan cleaning process than previously, whilst still ensuring our pans are spotless. This may not sound like a great deal, but think of how much water you use to clean your pans at home…then multiply by several thousand litres, and you can see how this small reduction can make a huge difference. In fact, this is likely to save around £5000 worth of energy by the end of 2009!
We’ve also installed movement sensors to light fittings throughout our factory and offices – so you won’t see Holland’s lit up like a Christmas tree unless the lights are needed!
It seems like everything comes with more and more packaging these days, doesn’t it? Not our pies. Not one extra bit of cardboard or cellophane wrapper. In fact, by 2010, we’re hoping to reduce the amount of packaging our products come in by 10%, whilst ensuring your pie doesn’t end up battered and bruised, of course.
So you can enjoy your next Holland’s pies knowing that we're doing our bit for the environment.