Meiko: ‘Carbon neutrality is only four years away’

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Warewashing manufacturer Meiko claims achieving carbon-neutrality is just four years away thanks to a manufacturing plan that it believes is the most sustainable in the industry.

The company, which has just published its first ever sustainability report detailing a three-part strategy to a greener future by focusing on the ‘3 Ps’ of product, production and participation, insists it is publicly committed to driving forward the measures needed to protect the climate.

Group CEO, Dr Stefan Scheringer, described sustainability as “an issue of attitudes”. He said: “Doing business sustainably has been the Meiko ethos since the company’s earliest days. We, Meiko, think in terms of generations, not financial quarters.”

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The 3P strategy details how Meiko has extended the service life of its dishwashing products and is further improving the sustainable performance by increasing the level of repairability.

Its production facilities now generate their own power from sustainable resources, for example.

Participation goals involve Meiko partners and workforce taking conscious actions to develop a more sustainable company, even down to working with employees on travel and transport or the food choices in the works canteen.

Paul Anderson, UK managing director of Meiko, said a carbon-neutral future was now a reality for the European foodservice market.

“Meiko has tirelessly monitored and measured the performance of its machines over decades and the benefit for our customers is that reliability is the best ever. The fact that spare parts are being made available for 20 years gives some idea of how long Meiko expects its machines to last in the future.

“The drive to sustainability is a worldwide goal for Meiko Group. In the UK we also work towards carbon neutrality, through good practice in our HQ and storage facilities, but also through our engineering support.

“Solving a technical problem on the first call out is a win-win situation because that means fewer journeys, less CO2 emissions, lower costs and happier customers. Over the last decade the Meiko UK Technical Services Team has measured their first-time fix rate well above 90% – currently we are at 94% in 2021.”

THE LONG VIEW FROM LOCKDOWN: Meiko’s UK managing director Paul Anderson

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