Sustainable energy

Luiten Food


CO2 emission and its reduction is the most discussed sustainability issue worldwide. With an eye on a fossil fuel-free society by 2050, everyone is exploring how to switch to 100% renewable energy sources. At Luiten Food – Thomas Foods Europe, we too are working to make our energy mix more sustainable.

Solar panels are the most visible investment we have made recently. Our modern company building with energy label A also reduces our need to use grey electricity, thereby reducing our COemissions. The solar panels were installed in phases and we began using them in 2019 and 2021. We have now installed around 1750 solar panels.

After purchased energy, our transport means contribute the most to our CO2 emissions. We are currently exploring solutions to reduce our transport emissions. We are looking at the following options: HVO100, electric and hydrogen. Electric and hydrogen trucks are not yet practical. Tests have been carried out with the HVO100 and this is at present among the possibilities for the future.


Due to the nature of our operations, we use a considerable amount of electricity for our refrigeration facilities. Our fleet is also a significant contributor to our CO2 emissions. By switching to green energy and sustainable fuels, we aim to significantly reduce our CO2 emissions. The target is net-zero in Scopes 1 and 2 by 2030.

Results achieved so far:

  • +/- 1750 solar panels operational since 2021;
  • 40% of electricity consumption generated by our own plant in 2022;
  • Reducing the carbon intensity of our operation (per kg of product sold) by 33% in the period of 2020-2022.

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Jim Pardon

Jim Pardon