Nottingham pastry giant extends environmental pledge

Nottingham pastry producer Addo Food Group has extended its pledge to reduce its environmental impact within its Riverside bakery factory by 2030.

In partnership with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the firm, which owns the Pork Farms brand and which has six sites nationwide including two in Nottingham, has expanded on its targets to reduce general waste by 20% before the end of 2025 and reduce food waste by 50% before the end of 2030.

Last year, Addo Food Group met its target within the factory to reduce its plastic waste by 100 tonnes by working with suppliers, installing recycling bins in office areas and providing staff with recycled cups and water bottles.

Paul Littlewood, HSE manager at Riverside bakery said: “As part of Addo Food Group’s long-standing commitment to reducing its impact on the environment and climate change, we are delighted to be expanding our partnership with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

“Our 350 employees at Riverside bakery, have already reduced the factory’s plastic waste by 100 tonnes and we are looking forward to working with the trust to expand on these initiatives, and support Addo Food Group’s mission to improve the company’s impact on the world.”

Emily Patrick, business support officer from Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust said: “We are delighted with and welcome Addo Food Group’s actions including their support for us locally which will have an impact in the community by assisting in our goal for a Nature Recovery Network – a joined-up system of places important for wild plants and animals, on land (but also at sea). It allows plants, animals, seeds, nutrients and water to move from place to place and enables the natural world to adapt to change. It provides plants and animals with places to live, feed and breed.

“We look forward to another successful year working together in partnership to support a wilder Nottinghamshire.”