Changes are afoot at Britvic

Environmental issues are top of the agenda

Bottles on a production line

SOFT drinks firm Britvic has  announced new carbon emissions reduction targets to help tackle climate change.

Britvic has committed to halving emissions from its own operations by 2025, a target that has been independently verified by the Science Based Target initiatives, designed to prevent a global temperature rise of 1.5°C.

Clive Hooper, supply chain director for Britvic, said: “We recognise the escalating urgency and ambition required to tackle the issue of climate change and are committed to stepping up our role in addressing this.”

The firm also revealed that it has secured a supply of recycled rPET plastic, through a new agreement with Esterform Packaging Limited.

Esterform will become Britvic’s preferred supplier of rPET in the UK and Britvic will be providing £5m of investment support for the construction of new rPET manufacturing facilities in Yorkshire.

rPET is made from recycled plastic and therefore cuts down on plastic pollution by reducing the volume of new material that must be created for packaging.

  • Britvic has also announced the appointment of Phil Sanders to the role of out of home commercial director.

Working across the convenience, impulse, foodservice and licensed channels, Sanders will be reporting directly to GB managing director, Paul Graham.