Hain Celestial Invests in UK Decarbonization  - Smart Energy Decisions

CHP, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  July 1, 2024

Hain Celestial Invests in UK Decarbonization 

The Hain Celestial Group, a global health and wellness company, made a significant investment into a decarbonization project at its main U.K. manufacturing facility at Histon in Cambridgeshire, U.K. 

The initiative contributes to Hain's Global Impact Strategy and its goal to reduce GHG emissions 42% in its facilities globally by 2030.

The investments at Histon include a major upgrade of the anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at the site, which processes fruit waste to create biogas. This in turn is used to generate electricity through an efficient combined heat and power (CHP) unit, with the heat used to produce hot water for use on site — creating an efficient "closed loop" energy system with fruit at its core.

The new AD plant will more than double the energy being produced from waste fruit. This will take the total green energy generated onsite to 25% of the facility's total electricity requirements.

Histon is the production site of many of Hain's most popular brands, including Hartley's® jams and jellies, Robertson's®, Frank Cooper's®, and Rose's® marmalades, as well as Clarks® maple syrup.

"We're incredibly proud of the work that's been done at Histon," said Benjamin Jeffery, Sustainability Lead at Hain Celestial in a statement. "After seeing the initial positive results and improvements, we are delighted to be installing a second combined heat and power (CHP) system to generate even more sustainably sourced electricity on-site."

Histon, which is also ISO 14001 certified, is a model for Hain's ambitious approach to creating a Healthier Planet and will inspire other decarbonization activity across the company's global portfolio.

The group set goals aligned with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) to cut Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% by FY 2030 and Scope 3 by 25%, both against a 2022 baseline.

The group is also targeting 100% renewable energy use and 90% diversion of food waste from landfill across its global portfolio by 2025.


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