Egg-producer drives fleet sustainability

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Flaxby-based egg-producer Chippindale Foods is on the road to greener collections and deliveries after announcing that its HGV fleet will be fully stocked with new low-emission vehicles by February 2017.

The initiative is the latest phase in the company’s Sustainable Future Campaign, a five-year vision that will integrate sustainability into every area of the business.

It follows a £230,000 investment in solar energy last year and a £4.2m investment in a new low-carbon free-range egg-grading and packing facility just east of Knaresborough in 2013.

Transport manager Sean Sanderson said Chippindale Foods has just taken delivery of its third eco vehicle, fitted with the latest Euro 6 low-emission engine, and will have replaced all its trucks with the new designs by the end of February.

“The new vehicles are just one part of a wider transport sustainability strategy that measures and analyses all our journeys, load capacities and fuel use,” he said.

“We have systems in place as part of our Sustainable Future initiative to ensure we are constantly reviewing our logistics procedures so that they are as efficient as possible.”