In 2022/23, investment was approved to conduct net zero building optimisation at our distribution centre in Beauvais, France. The site accounts for around 10% of the Group’s overall CO2e emissions.
The proposal includes replacing gas boilers with air source heat pumps and installing solar panels on the roof of the building, following the successful installation of solar panels on the distribution centre roof in Bad Hersfeld, Germany.
And it’s not just a win for the planet. It will also have a positive impact on employee wellbeing by enabling greater control over temperature variability. The upgrade begins in 2023/24 and will run until 2024/25 with an expected cost of £3.7 million.