On the road to zero
Paul Gordon from Gofor Finance Ltd hands over keys to Mowi’s Becky Bashir
Mowi Scotland is on the road to zero with the addition of electric vehicles to the fleet and more set to follow in 2023. The move is a significant step in Mowi’s strategy to have a zero emission/hybrid fleet by 2025.
The vehicles, which include two Citroen E-Space Tourer 8-seaters, will be based at Mowi’s two recirculating freshwater aquaculture farms at Inchmore and Lochailort, and will be used to transport staff to and from work, predominately from Inverness to Inchmore and Fort William to Lochailort. Both hatcheries have also had electric vehicle charging points installed.
Speaking about the new electric vehicles, Allan MacMaster, Manager at Lochailort, said: “Both production sites now have electric vehicles. In addition to the clear environmental benefits from this move, thanks to the electric people carriers, it is now easier to transport staff to and from their place of work which is a real advantage that will also help with recruitment in the future.”
Mowi’s stated mission to lead the Blue Revolution is driving many purchasing decisions across all areas of the business, and this is the latest example of changes being implemented to achieve that ambition as Ian Barrett, Purchasing Manager at Mowi Scotland Ltd, explains:
“Mowi’s vision is to lead the Blue Revolution and sustainability is at the core of Mowi’s global strategy. To support the achievement of these goals, Mowi Scotland intends to implement a zero emission/hybrid fleet by 2025. We now have e-vehicle charging points at the Farms Office in Fort William as well as at our hatcheries at Inchmore and Lochailort. The plan is to install charging points to our larger sites such as Blar Mhor and Kyleakin Feed Mill.”
Branded with ‘Leading the Blue Revolution’ the new vehicles are a clear indication of Mowi’s environmental goals.