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Smylies looks to certified carbon neutral status Bromborough based Smylies will be one of the first UK export companies to achieve certified carbon neutral status and this is just one of the steps towards its goal of becoming known as an eco-friendly exporter.

Smylies, which is the sponsor of the Business Person of the Year in the Wirral Business Awards 2017, began making moves to offset its carbon emissions following an energy assessment report undertaken by Dr. Muhammad Ateeq and the Liverpool John Moores University in its Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory project, which is funded by European Regional Development Fund.

Dr Muhammed offered energy saving solutions, to help the comoany take the steps needed. He said, “We were able to offer Smylies an insight into the most resource consuming areas. One of the most significant findings was that 86% of Smylies’ energy usage was coming from electricity consumption alone. Enrolling in one of the recommended carbon reduction plans was the best way to reduce this figure and become more energy efficient.’’

Smylies has since enrolled into the UN Certified Emission Reduction Credits scheme, resulting in Government certified carbon reduction.

The report carried out by Liverpool John Moores University gave Smylies an invaluable insight into energy usage and the resulting carbon footprint. As a business, it is committed to environmentally friendly processes and its customers to feel safe in the knowledge that they are exporting with a carbon neutral company.

Smylies offers a one-stop-shop for export services, and aims to make food export simple and efficient for businesses all over the world, by providing labelling services, export documentation, transport, receipt handle and despatch, and much more.