The seeds of change

NATIONAL potato supplier Branston has stepped up a gear in pursuit of its net zero by 2030 goal.

This year, the company has invested £1 million to double the number of solar panels on its roofs, feeding the energy supply back into its own production facilities.

The firm has also recently installed electric vehicle charging points across its business.

On the wider supply chain, Branston is leading the Tuber Net Zero project in partnership with the University of Lincoln and a host of other agriculture firms.

The project brings together experts from the areas which impact the most on the carbon footprint of potatoes.

It has already secured support from the UK Government. The project recently secured £2 million in funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.