Case Study: Pinneys of Scotland (The Seafood Company)

Pinneys of Scotland supplies premium quality salmon and seafood products for the UK and European retail market.

Pinneys employee Pinneys carried out an extensive environmental audit to identify areas for improvement in order to develop a carbon management programme. The company then set ambitious targets to drive it towards environmental excellence.

Reflecting the key elements of the Food and Drink Federation's Five-fold Environmental Ambition, by 2010 Pinneys will strive to implement:

  • improvement of its carbon footprint
  • a zero waste to landfill policy
  • a 25% reduction in water consumption
  • an Environmental Management System
  • strong customer alliance.

To achieve these goals Pinneys developed an environmental strategy with seven pillars: climate change; water usage; sustainability; people; packaging and raw materials; product development; and waste, and set objectives for each strand with continued measurement.

Key achievements include:

  • diverting 77% of waste from landfill;
  • a 5.2% increase in recycling between 2007 and 2008 (now, over 6% of the companies waste is recycled);
  • a 10% weight reduction across most product packaging;
  • an 18% reduction in the company's carbon footprint;
  • an 11.7% reduction in electricity consumption from process redevelopments;
  • a 31.15% reduction in waste per ton of finished product year on year;
  • a 40% reduction in energy usage per cook through the introduction of a temperature monitoring system.

Silver Award Winner of 2009 Community Partnership Awards: Environment – Business Initiatives Category

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FDF has published a booklet Community Partnership Awards 2009 (pdf, 916kb) featuring a range of company case studies from Community Partnership Award winners.


Last reviewed: 30 Nov 2011