The UK’s leader in food and water testing is driving forward with its goal of becoming completely carbon neutral by 2026 thanks to the delivery of its first two electric vehicles.
Eurofins Food and Water Testing UK & Ireland has added the electric variants to its existing nationwide fleet of collection vehicles – the first of many investments which will see the company gradually replace its fuel-operated fleet over the next four years.
Mark Carnaghan, Managing Director, explained: “Our business’s DNA is centred on continuous improvement and innovation, and ensuring that our entire service offering meets the changing needs of our customers.
“The new vehicles will allow us to test and measure capabilities and performance across our South of England collection routes and provide us with valuable insight into any future improvements we can make as we continue to roll out our fleet replacement framework in the years to come.”
As part of Eurofins’ drive to become carbon neutral by 2026, the UK & Ireland food and water businesses have welcomed further significant investment with the opening in late 2021 of two new, high specification sites in Cork and near Heathrow.
“Reducing our impact on the environment forms an important part of our exciting five-year strategy and in enhancing the Eurofins experience for our teams and stakeholders across the country.
“From investment in our labs, to operational workflows, energy usage and electric vehicles, it’s vital that we continue innovating and utilising the latest technologies at our disposal to continue building a business that is fit for the future.”