Applegreen to monitor carbon emmissions in supply chain


7 Jul 2011

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Forecourt retailer Applegreen, which has 80 sites in Ireland and the UK, is going to measure and track its carbon emissions with the help of a cloud computing service from Nootrol.

Under the programme, Applegreen will use Nootrol’s supply chain and green procurement management cloud computing service to collaborate, share and exchange sustainability and carbon performance data across its supply chain partners.

“This is not something that we’re legally obliged to do but we see it as an important component to delivering on our commitments on carbon reduction. As a significant business in the UK and Ireland, we feel we have a responsibility to demonstrate leadership in the area of climate change,” said Frank Pyne, Applegreen sustainability spokesperson on the project.

“We have selected the online Nootrol service, as it is the only one that can provide us with visibility deep into our entire supply chain, not just direct Tier-1 suppliers. It is intuitive, easy to use and, most importantly, equips us and our suppliers with the means to achieve real reductions in energy, carbon and costs across our entire supply chains.”

The deal follows a recent report by management and technology consultancy BearingPoint, which found that green supply chain initiatives across Europe are being increasingly driven by bottom-line issues rather than regulation.

Applegreen has a strong track record in addressing the challenges of climate change, taking action to reduce emissions from its own operations through the delivery of lower carbon products and services.

For example, the six Applegreen Motorway Service Areas on the M1 at Lusk and Castlebellingham and the M4 at Enfield all use CHP (combined heat and power) units. 

Photo: Mark Kearns, CEO of Nootrol, and Frank Pyne, Applegreen sustainability spokesperson