Brammer scoops Coca-Cola award

Posted on 20 Aug 2015 by Victoria Fitzgerald

Commitment to driving efficiencies and uncovering energy-saving opportunities has secured a coveted Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Supplier Award for Brammer.

One of the UK’s leading supplier of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services.  has scooped the coveted accolade for its commitment to driving efficiencies and energy saving opportunities.

The award win, in the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS) category, will be officially presented to the Brammer team at a ceremony on September 15, 2015.

Key to Brammer’s recognition in this important category has been its close collaboration with CCE’s teams in identifying opportunities for energy and water savings, and its ability to implement solutions, which have successfully reduced resource consumption and carbon emissions.

CCE also highlighted Brammer’s commitment to reducing its own emissions as a major factor in the award win, with its Europe-wide 35% carbon footprint reduction in 2014 noted as a key achievement for the business in CCE’s announcement.

Brammer has partnered with CCE as preferred MRO supplier since September 2009, currently trading with all 17 of the soft drinks giant’s European plants in the UK; Sweden; Norway; France; Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Each benefits from its own Brammer Insite, a dedicated Brammer branch which handles the entire MRO procurement and stores function for each CCE site.

Over the past six years, Brammer has partnered with CCE on its carbon reduction targets, delivering significant cost savings. To date over €3m operational cost savings projects has been achieved across more than 1,000 value-adding projects.

Coca Cola production line at Sidcup
Commitment to driving efficiencies and uncovering energy-saving opportunities has secured a coveted Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Supplier Award for Brammer.

To be considered for the CRS Supplier Award, key partners of CCE are expected to demonstrate their own corporate responsibility and high levels of excellence in sustainability.

Across all of its European locations, Brammer applies environmental principles to its work and when making decisions or investments, and always gives careful consideration to any possible environmental impacts.

As a valued partner to thousands of manufacturers Europe-wide, Brammer plays an important role in responsible manufacturing by helping customers drive efficiencies and achieve energy savings across production activities.

While Brammer’s dedication to helping its customers to reduce emissions and energy consumption has been recognised, CCE was also complimentary about Brammer’s efforts at its own NDCs, branches and other premises.

In notifying Brammer of its success, CCE explained: “We have also been impressed by your response to CCE’s carbon expectations and how you are challenging your own carbon footprint of 35% reduction 2014, whilst growing your business, your lowest ever reported ratio.”

To achieve the figures which have been so well-received by CCE, Brammer has committed to a number of measures at its premises – from waste management and recycling to green transport policies and a number of energy efficient initiatives in areas such as lighting and temperature control at various sites across Europe. 

European key account development manager of Brammer, Tanya Kilfeather added: “Sharing core values and a commitment to carbon reduction is an important factor in the success of any working relationship, and we are delighted that our CRS approach has been recognised and rewarded by CCE – a prestigious global brand with a firm focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility.”