As part of its move to building a sustainable business, Accolade Wines has installed a 2.5MW wind turbine to help power its Avonmouth-based distribution centre, Accolade Park.
The 130m high turbine will save 2,540 tonnes in CO2 equivalent emissions every year, meeting over half of Accolade’s on-site electricity demand in the process.
Richard Lloyd, General Manager for European Operations and Supply Chain at Accolade Wines, commented: “The wind turbine builds on significant emissions reductions already achieved at Accolade Park, resulting in us being recognised as The Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year 2018.”
Other Accolade Park initiatives include implementing lighting improvements within its certified energy management system. The site has also just completed its first full year of zero waste to landfill and its transport-related CO2 emissions associated with products sold in the UK has been reduced by more than a third.
Ade McKeon, Accolade’s UK and Ireland Regional Managing Director, added: “As the largest wine warehouse and distribution facility in Europe, our objective is to lead the way in sustainable wine production. Many customers are recognising the need to reduce carbon emissions across the supply chain by sourcing from sustainable businesses and we are proud to be on this journey with them.”