27th Of October by Sam Torr
The P&A Group of Companies was awarded the Environment Green Award at the recent Flintshire Business Awards ceremony at Soughton Hall, Mold. The award, sponsored by The Port Of Mostyn, recognises P&A’s commitment to operating as an environmentally responsible company. This latest success comes as the P&A Group launches its new woodchip division, which produces and supplies recycled woodchip as biomass fuel to both regional and national businesses. The award also recognises the company’s efforts in implementing a number of environmental policies and investing in the installation of solar panels and two biomass boilers at its warehouses in Mold.
Steve Morgan, Managing Director of P&A Group Of Companies, was thrilled to win the award, stating: “We are truly committed to reducing our carbon footprint and operating as an efficient and environmentally responsible company. We are delighted these efforts and the launch of our new venture in supplying biomass fuel have been successfully recognised by the Flintshire Business Awards. The market for shredded wood is increasing and biomass boilers are a viable option for heating factories, farms and public buildings. As such, we are proud to be able to supply a product made using completely recycled materials that will help build a sustainable future for all.”
Biomass fuel is becoming more popular, as it helps to reduce the amount of emissions that would usually be produced by the burning of traditional fossil fuels. By entering the biomass market, the P&A Group is assisting the UK to achieve its environmental targets for renewable energy. Creating woodchip from recycled timber enables the company to successfully divert waste from landfill. The P&A Group operates a stringent 0% timber waste policy and as such, all waste timber from its pallets and timber products manufacturing facility is recycled into woodchip. P&A’s woodchip has only a 20% moisture content, which is significantly lower than the industry standard of 30%.
Over the last two years, P&A Group has doubled both its manufacturing and warehouse capacity, whilst significantly increasing its turnover and workforce. The development of the new woodchip division will enable the company to offer sustainable employment and encourage people in the locality to join this rapidly expanding organisation.