Here at JCS Fish we're once again celebrating achievement of the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, despite the huge complexity and challenge of being comprehensively audited under COVID conditions.
After a year of focus on lowering its carbon footprint, JCS Fish is delighted to have been awarded Green status, having been audited to the lower Silver level for each of the past five years.
Jack Coulbeck, who co-ordinates sustainability at JCS Fish says, “Over the past 12 months we have been working really hard to drive down our environmental impact, assessing our overall carbon footprint for the first time and setting some really tough goals for future improvement. It is really great that this was recognised by the iiE assessor and helped us win this higher standard.”
Some of the key environmental improvements that have helped JCS win Green status included:
- That the company has a clear set of goals and targets to make progressive reductions in its carbon footprint, aiming for neutrality by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050
- Only using fish from suppliers assessed and accredited for their environmental impact and sustainability approach
- Cutting waste across the business
- Reducing the impact of employee transport by supporting cycling to work and providing an electric charge point on site for EVs
The Investors in the Environment (iiE) scheme is unique because to secure Green accreditation organisations must achieve a minimum 2% improvement in resource efficiency over an agreed baseline figure. iiE is designed to help organisations save money, reduce their impact on the environment, and get promoted for their green credentials.