Celesio UK’s mission to reduce its carbon footprint

Celesio UK’s mission to reduce its carbon footprint

Celesio UK is continuing its mission to become more energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions by installing solar panels at its head office site this month.

As part of Celesio UK’s energy efficiency programme, the leading healthcare provider has recently installed a 50kW array of solar panels at its Sapphire Court Coventry headquarters. The panels are already generating electricity, immediately reducing carbon emissions and energy costs.

The installation of the 200 panels is one of a number of projects underway enabling Celesio UK to achieve its corporate target of reducing energy bills and carbon dioxide emissions by 10%. Several other recent projects include fitting new LED lighting at a number of its premises including Sapphire Court, three AAH warehouses and nearly 350 LloydsPharmacy stores.

Team members and visitors to Sapphire Court reception can keep updated on progress via a new display showing how much energy is being generated by the new solar panels at any one time. The display will also show how many kWh of energy have been generated since installation and the resulting reduction in the amount of CO2 emissions. The panels are expected to generate over 40,000kWh of electricity a year and to reduce carbon emissions by almost 20,000kg.

Stephen Hinsley, Celesio UK energy manager, commented: “Reducing our energy usage not only reduces our bills but also supports our commitment to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions. The solar panel project is one of a number of energy saving measures being implemented to enable us to become more energy efficient.”

With these measures Celesio UK is contributing to the overall Corporate Responsibility Strategy of McKesson Europe that aims at better health for our patients, reducing material consumption, and increasing energy efficiency at our warehouses and pharmacies.