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8th March 2024

Briggs boosts Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score through our Sustainability programme

As part of Briggs of Burton’s strategy and its Sustainability Programme ‘Process & Progress’, the company has been awarded a ‘B’ rating for its 2022 Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) submission.

This highlights a significant improvement from our 2021 application. Our team are committed to building on this achievement and expects to further reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions across our operations through various investments made during 2023. 

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a non-profit organisation that manages the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states, and regions to report and control their environmental impacts. The improved rating is attributed to engagement with our customers, a greater understanding of our supply chain emissions, and the implementation of new sustainability management processes.

Improving corporate awareness through measurement and disclosure is essential to the effective management of climate change risk. CDP’s climate change questionnaire collects climate-related data from the world’s largest companies. Since its launch in 2002, the questionnaire has helped thousands of companies to measure their impacts, set ambitious targets and demonstrate progress for key stakeholders.

Fundamentally, our largest impact towards sustainability is with our customers, through their processes and operations. Our team are delighted to be supporting companies such as GlenAllachie Distillery with the implementation of High-Temperature Heat Pumps, with the application of Mechanical Vapour Recompression (MVR) on their Wash stills to help reduce their energy usage and carbon footprint. Read More here: THE GLENALLACHIE DISTILLERY AWARDED GRANT FOR DECARBONISATION PROJECT – The GlenAllachie Distillery

We expect to further improve our rating next year due to the investments made to reduce operational emissions during 2023. 

The actions we’ve taken

Global Technical Centre
  • Replacement of the gas heating system in the office with air source heat pumps including domestic water heating not only reduces our energy usage but allows this to be carbon-free energy through our tariff
  • Replacement and installation to current insulation code of office roof, reducing heat loss
  • Pharmaceutical Systems Assembly (PSA) facility built to new standards including air-source heat pumps for heating
  • New insulated roller shutter door to production space to reduce heat loss
  • LED lighting replacement across offices
  • Solar panel installation
  • Access to five electric car charging points with a further four to be installed
  • One acre of wildflower meadow installed together with native hedging and trees around the site boundaries
  • Showers installed for both office and production to encourage alternative transport methods to work
  • Cycle-to-work scheme and electric car incentives offered to all employees
McMillan Coppersmiths and Fabricators
  • Recladding and insulation of factory
  • Heating upgraded to air-source heat pumps across the office
  • Double-glazed windows to replace single glazing
  • Solar panel installation
  • Car charge point soon to be installed
  • Cycle-to-work scheme and electric car incentives offered to all employees

You can read more about our sustainability programme here.

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