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Helping Dawnfresh employees with energy saving advice

Staff working on fish and seafood production

Dawnfresh is one of the UK’s largest producers of fish and seafood, supplying UK retail and export markets. The Scottish-based company employs more than 550 staff with up to 200 additional temporary workers at key periods.

Suppliers like Dawnfresh are increasingly focused on people and planet as well as profit – an approach which helps them win contracts. As a supplier to Marks and Spencer, Dawnfresh is keen to keep improving its sustainability credentials.

Dawnfresh were introduced to Home Energy Scotland at a sustainable business event organised by Scotland Food and Drink. We helped Dawnfresh deliver a programme of events for employees at their three sites in Uddingston, Arbroath and Grantown On Spey.

We coordinated interactive and engaging activities, providing advice on a range of topics including energy saving, water efficiency, renewable technologies and transport. We also catered to the specific needs of some employees by providing energy saving advice in Polish.

60 employees were successfully engaged and this played a key role in Dawnfresh winning Marks and Spencer’s ‘Best Environment Week Campaign for a Group’ award. This award is part of Marks and Spencer’s Environment Week, an initiative to help suppliers increase employee engagement around environmental issues.

Dawnfresh won because of the effective campaigning that took place across their sites and the impact this had on staff. Feedback from the judges was very positive. Steven Cassidy, Group EHS Manager at Dawnfresh, said:

“A huge thank you to Home Energy Scotland for making the experience enjoyable and memorable – they really went out their way to ensure we got the service we were looking for. The support provided by Home Energy Scotland was also key in us to winning the M&S Best Environment Week Campaign for a Group. Fantastic approach, fantastic engagement, fantastic outcome! We will do it again!”

Find out more about our free and interactive employee engagement services, including workshops and e-learning to help your colleagues save energy and reduce their bills.