Kent-based logistics provider Salvatori Group has invested an apparent ‘six-figure sum’ to install solar panels at two of its sites.
Its facilities in Aylesham and Sittingbourne will be fitted with new solar panels to ‘reduce its environmental impact and generate renewable electricity’.
Chief Executive Daniel Salvatori said: “The transportation industry has a big impact on the environment, and we want to lead the way in our sector by reducing our carbon output.”
He continued: “We’re committed to operating a sustainable logistics model and we’re confident the panels will give us a return on our investment in a short space of time.”
A solar photovoltaics (PV) system will be installed at both sites. Salvatori expects that these will generate a combined 295.8 MwH of electricity per year, which it says would reduce annual CO2 emissions by over 65 tonnes.
Salvatori is part of the Palletways distribution network. The group’s UK Network Director, Warwick Trimble, added: “With businesses increasingly focused on lowering their operational CO2 emissions to zero, Salvatori’s investment is to be applauded. The solar PV system results in a significant reduction in energy from the national grid without compromising on service or supply.”