Holland & Barrett parent, NBTY Europe, has announced it will adopt 100% renewable biomass energy throughout the health food chain’s 700 UK store estate.
As part of the company’s ‘Plan It Green’ initiative, Holland & Barrett will use Haven Power to supply electricity generated from biomass, a form of stored solar energy.
Biomass, which is produced from organic, plant-based material such as woodchips, is both renewable and sustainable over its entire lifecycle so delivers significant carbon savings.
Throughout Holland & Barrett’s recent history the company said it has committed to working to high environmental standards.
More recently these have include banning single use plastic bags, adopting an ethical policy when sourcing raw materials and removing chemicals such as parabens and sodium lauryl sulphate from toiletry products and body care ranges.
Speaking on the partnership with Haven Power, Roger Craddock, legal director at NBTY Europe, said: “As the UK’s leading health food and natural remedy retailer, we have always been committed to green issues, in many cases making changes to the way we do business long before other high street retailers who have followed our lead.