Foodservice company 3663 is trialling a scheme
to recycle waste vegetable oil into biodiesel to
fuel its delivery trucks.
The company has teamed up with oil-recycling company Converts2Green to trial a project using waste oil from customers and food manufacturers. The company has also introduced initiatives to reduce carbon footprints and introduce more ethical products into its product portfolio.
3663 is also celebrating five years of ISO14001 accreditation. The company scored a first back in 2003 when it became the first major UK company within the transport, storage and communications sector to win ISO accreditation on a corporate basis for its environmental-management system.
Chief executive Fred Barnes said: "Being green costs money, and so does creating a sustainable business - that's why it's a hard call for big companies with shareholders who put short-term profits before long-term gain.
"Few other companies in the hospitality industry have made moves towards a more sustainable type of operation, but we need a concerted approach if we are going to make the world a more secure prospect for future generations."
McCain Foods is also going greener, with plans to install three wind turbines at its Whittlesey plant, in Cambridgeshire, which is the largest chip factory in the UK. The turbines will power the entire site at certain times of the year.