Our Environmental Commitments

At Castell Howell we take our commitment to the environment seriously.

Here we share some of our successes and highlight our targets for the future

With the advice of Business In the Community and other partners, we’re working on our ambitious Net Zero Action Plan and have made progress in reducing our carbon, yet recognise that we have more work to achieve.


Carbon Emissions

Our Carbon Net Zero Action Plan will launch in July 2021

35% reduction in CO2 emissions in 2020 compared to 2019

5.1% of energy used in 2020 was sourced from our own solar panels

Waste Reduction

Zero waste to landfill

Signatories of the Courtauld Commitment 2025

5 tonne of expanded polystyrene diverted for recycling

All plastic & cardboard sent for further recycling

Environmental Standard

Audited to ISO14001 Environmental Standard at all depots

Our Celtic Coast Fish division is working towards B Corp Certification for Environmental and Social Governance

Sustainable Supply Chain

Recent members to the Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil

Members of the WRAP Green House Gas supply chain group to standardise carbon accounting methods


Packaging & Recycling Policy

A key principle of our environmental policy is to work with our supply chain partners and external contractors to reduce our impact on the environment, in terms of carbon emissions, water usage and biodiversity.

Changes we have made include:
> Management of polystyrene waste through the investment of a Styromelt Machine.
> Zero waste to landfill
> Reduction of packaging at our butchery in the form of:
– Environmental impact assessments on key lines
– Returnable crates for the delivery of our meat orders
– Work with suppliers to introduce new packaging

Our long term plan will allow us to develop strategies as the business continues to evolve and we’re currently working to implement the following to further support our environmental commitments:
> Identify packaging to phase out of our supply chain
> Work with WRAP to minimise packaging usage
> Complete environmental impacts for key food products

Read our comprehensive Packaging & Recycling Statement here


Courtauld 2025 Signatories

Water Roadmap Signatories

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