From the very start, Lotus Bakeries has constantly strived to interact carefully with nature. As a consequence, it is working hard to reduce its energy consumption and limit waste.
- Since 2011, Lotus Bakeries has been assisted by an independent partner to measure CO2 emissions (scope 1 & 2)
- In 2019, these CO2 emissions (scope 1 & 2) have again decreased by 4% compared to 2018
- Compared with 2011, the base year, our emissions per production tonne (scope 1 & 2) have been cut by almost half (-46%)
- We use green electricity in all our factories, including our two new factories in South Africa and the US.
WWF Gold Standard
Our gas consumption is offset through the WWF Gold Standard programme, with our concrete support going to a wind park project in Anantapur, India. Its goal? To generate sustainable energy by means of 50 wind turbines, thus making a positive contribution to the local community.
The result of all these efforts? Lotus Bakeries' production has been CO2-neutral since 2015.
From the very start in 2019, the two new locations in South Africa and the US immediately opted for obtaining the CO2-neutral label.
Our employees are also involved in reducing waste and emissions. For example,
- the use of modern means of communication is promoted to reduce travel,
- attention is paid to a greener car fleet and
- a bicycle leasing scheme has been introduced for our employees in Belgium.
So far, more than 400 enthusiastic employees have opted to purchase a bicycle via this leasing scheme and to regularly commute by bicycle. All together, they covered almost 450,000 km. This is not only good for the employees’ health, but also has a positive effect on CO2 emissions.