Fitness Footwear Quadruple Solar PV

April 3, 2019

As part of the Internet Fusion Group, it’s no secret that one of Fitness Footwear’s core mantras as an e-commerce business is to fight climate change, plastic pollution and create a sustainable future. Following a huge year of developments throughout 2018, we have kickstarted the new year furthering our efforts in becoming a #PoweredGreen company. As of February 2019, we have quadrupled our solar PV systems- taking us from 32kW to a massive 127kW. As a result of this, we can offset 62 tonnes of carbon annually (the equivalent to charging 8,000,000 mobile phones!) and run 5 out of 6 of our buildings on 100% renewable electricity.

In addition to this, 3 out of our 4 buildings requiring gas have 100% biogas contracts which offsets an extra 405 tonnes of carbon annually, preventing the co₂ equivalent of 200 tonnes of coal being burnt (put into perspective, 492000 kWh of electricity). 

In August 2018, our Kettering warehouse was fitted with two Neopost CVP500 automated packing machines, which eliminate the need for void fillers such as bubble wrap and plastic by cutting and measuring an exact size box- resulting in 90 less lorry loads annually and ultimately reducing our own packaging to an impressive 91% plastic free. 

Stay tuned to our blog to find out the next step in our journey in becoming #PoweredGreen; as we at Internet Fusion Group are prepared for an exciting year.