Suffolk Carbon Charter accreditation for Wild Meat Company

by Annabel Warne June 29 2015

We’re thrilled to hold the be one of a few small businesses to hold the Suffolk Carbon Charter which recognises that we take our carbon impact seriously.

Following an assessment in March, the Suffolk Carbon Charter panel approved the Wild Meat Company for accreditation to the Carbon Charter at Bronze Level. This is great news for us because we aim to produce sustainable meat from the countryside and attempt to make all our processes as sustainable as possible.

The Carbon Charter is awarded by Suffolk County Council to companies that monitor and reduce their carbon emissions. It is intended to provide public recognition of this vital step in reducing carbon consumption. The Bronze level recognises companies taking their environmental responsibility seriously; with effective carbon monitoring and reduction plans in place.

In particular the judging panel appreciated that we have started to put systems in place and review options to manage and reduce emissions. We set targets for monthly and annual resource consumption and have developed a template to measure progress. They were also interested to hear that we have already engaged in a project to assess renewable energy options. And we are currently looking at water consumption and waste heat recovery from refrigeration units to reduce water heating costs. 

While many businesses and individuals are doing their bit to reduce greenhouse gases, at the Wild Meat Company, we think it is important that all aspects of its energy and packaging usage are as sustainably sourced as its meat. The use of bio-degradable and renewable packaging was a positive step taken last year and progress in making its butchery as energy sustainable as possible is the goal for the next couple of years.