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Holland & Barrett adopts renewable biomass energy throughout UK

Health food retailer Holland & Barrett has embraced 100% renewable biomass energy for its 700 UK stores.

Holland & Barrett will use Haven Power to generate power produced from plant-based material such as woodchips.

The firm said this will generate substantial carbon savings and the move constitutes the next step in the company’s ‘Plan It Green’ initiative.

Legal director at parent company NBTY Europe Roger Craddock said: “This decision to adopt 100% sustainable power was an easy one because Haven’s dedication to renewable energy mirrors both our own - and our customers - values on protecting the environment.”

Sales and marketing director at Haven Power Richard Robey said: “The majority of businesses are now under increasing pressure to be more environmentally responsible and large companies such as Holland & Barrett are setting their own goals to contribute towards sustainability targets.”

  • As part of the ‘Plan It Green’ initiative Holland & Barrett banned single-use plastic bags in January 2010. It has also changed to an ethical policy regarding sourcing raw materials, removed chemicals such as parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate from its toiletry products and body care ranges, and introduced smart electricity meters to its stores.

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