Green ambitions

Irn-Bru and Lloyds commit to carbon emissions targets


Irn-Bru: Fuelled by 100% renewable energy

Irn-Bru manufacturer AG Barr and Lloyds Banking Group have today announced ambitious plans to reduce their carbon footprint.

AG Barr will introduce fossil-free electricity to power its operations across its UK operations following a deal with Swedish energy group Vattenfall. 

The ten-year contract will provide 100% renewable electricity to AG Barr facilities including factories in Cumbernauld and Milton Keynes and regional sites in Bolton, Forfar, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and West Midlands.

Vattenfall will supply AG Barr with 22GWh per year from Vattenfall’s wind farms in the UK – the equivalent electricity used annually by 6,000 UK homes.

Roger White, CEO of AG Barr, said: “Introducing 100% renewable electricity across all our UK sites is a big step towards reducing our carbon footprint and delivering our ambitious sustainable business goals.”

Lloyds Banking Group has become the sixth organisation in the world to commit to all three of The Climate Group’s ambitious sustainability initiatives, which aim to speed up the transition to a low carbon economy. 

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