JJ Foodservice has installed more than 2,000 solar panels on the roofs of its Basingstoke, Bristol and Leicester branches, generating over 1,100,000 kWh of renewable energy annually.
The move is part of the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices.
“Being a national business serving thousands of customers, it is our responsibility to do business the right way,” said Kaan Hendekli, chief operating officer.
JJ is on track to have all branches equipped with solar panels by the end of the year.
The business has also introduced a new ‘CSR & Sustainability’ webpage, outlining its ‘Planet Plan’ and progress towards reducing carbon emissions.
The wholesaler recently invested £2.5 million to replace gas-powered counterbalance and power pallet trucks with electric ones, a move that is expected to reduce CO₂ emissions by one million tonnes over the next five years.Published Date: June 13, 2023