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The wholesaler has met the latest standard of the ISO 14001 audit

Brakes has met an internationally recognised standard for reducing its impact on the environment.

The wholesaler has met the latest standard of the ISO 14001 audit, in what it is calling its “most significant environmental milestone” since it was accredited in 2008.

The voluntary audit sets out to help organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of their resources and reduction of waste.

It identifies cost savings, monitors and controls the impact of its operations on the environment, and ensures legislative awareness and compliance.

The latest accreditation includes the group’s sites M&J Seafood, Wild Harvest, Pauleys, and Fresh Fayre.

“We are committed to leading the foodservice industry in corporate social responsibility so we’re delighted to have met the ISO 14001 standards,” said Brakes head of engineering and environment Ian Hunt.

“We know our customers want to be able to rely on us to provide products and a service that is sustainable and has a low environmental impact. As a business, and individuals, we challenge ourselves every day to use energy as efficiently as possible and to use renewable resources wherever possible. We have put a variety of initiatives in place, around carbon reduction, water consumption, and sustainable and ethical sourcing. The accreditation helps to vindicate what we’re doing, and show our customers that we can meet their needs and support them in the right way.”