Packing and innovation
The best of everything
And that always includes what’s best for the environment.
We’ve planted native trees (tens of thousands) and hedgerows in our free range hen habitats. Not only do they help increase biodiversity within habitats, they can help promote natural behaviours and provide shade and shelter for the birds so they roam further.
We’ve incorporated some clever design into our free-range accommodation with the introduction of verandas; overhead roofing which protects the pop-holes from the elements and allows the birds some outside shelter space, even when it’s raining.
After collecting the eggs in reusable plastic trays, they’re popped into the packing centre for grading. The trays are then washed after each use to improve bio-security and through installing advanced machinery, robotics and IT upgrades, plastic usage has been either removed completely or significantly reduced.
We also generate and use our own clean solar energy, have clever lighting that switches itself off when not in use and our packing centre, with its fully automatic egg sorting grader, has a low carbon footprint.
Finally, we run a fleet of modern, low emission HGV vehicles which all use TomTom Professional optimisation to help reduce unnecessary mileage.