JJ Foodservice makes carbon-cutting pledges

JJ Foodservice has pledged to cut its environmental footprint in 2022 by moving its total computing infrastructure to the cloud.   

Chief technology officer Mick Dudley explained: “We are on a journey to migrate to cloud-based services using Microsoft Azure, which has committed to being carbon negative by 2030.”

By shifting to cloud-computing, the business will rely less on hardware and physical machines. The result is a reduction in energy use and environmental impact. 

JJ Foodservice has already reduced total carbon emissions by 54% since 2014. 

“This is a great achievement when you consider that we’ve opened three new branches in that time,” said Dudley.

Technology isn’t the only area where the business is looking to increase sustainability. 

JJ Foodservice will also expand its vegan and organic produce and biodegradable-packaging offering. Sales of vegetarian and vegan products increased by 22% over the past two years, while bio-packaging sales have surged by 86%. 

“We want to continue helping our customers to eat more sustainably by offering an even wider range,” said chief product officer Sezer Ozkul.   

Last year, JJ Foodservice was granted the Organic Food Soil Association Certificate for its Enfield, Dagenham, Sidcup and Leeds branches. 

“The combination of sustainable growth and the excellent service we are well-known for will help us to cater for our customers for many generations to come,” Dudley concluded. 

Published Date: January 20, 2022

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