Sector: Spices, Herbs and Flavourings
Project: Net Zero Carbon Factory
Solutions Provided: Contract Team
Number of roles: 3
McCormick & Company, Incorporated, a global leader in flavour, announced that its new manufacturing site in Peterborough, UK, is McCormick's first Net Zero Carbon Building. Once fully operational, the 93,000m² site will employ approximately 300 people and will serve the company's Flavour Solutions customers.
The project is using the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework to help deliver Net Zero Carbon in both construction and operations, the highest level of commitment to the framework. McCormick launched its Purpose-Led Performance program in 2017 where it outlined a set of goals to benefit people, communities, and the planet by 2025.
To impact climate change, McCormick's science-based emissions targets include one to achieve a 20% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from our facilities (scope 1 and scope 2) and another to achieve a 16% absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (scope 3) by 2030. The Peterborough Gateway project has been devised in close collaboration with Flavour Solutions customers and the aim is to make it a sustainable manufacturing blueprint across our global supply chain.
To achieve Net Zero in construction, and to prepare for Net Zero in operations, McCormick followed a methodology of building less, building clever and building efficiently as set out in the UKGBC framework. McCormick's actions are reducing the site's construction carbon emissions by 30% from an estimated 36,000 tCO₂e to a current estimate of 25,000 tCO₂e (+/ 25%).
To aid their goals, McCormick partnered with Circle Select to ensure that they had all the expertise and professional skillsets they needed to achieve their ultimate target of a fully-functioning Net Zero Carbon site.
McCormick’s Talent Team in Poland worked with Circle Select’s Senior Talent Consultants to secure the contractors they needed whilst following their ways of working and ensuring IR35 regulations were followed correctly. Furthermore, following site visits and meeting the McCormick team, Circle Select understood how McCormick operates as a business. Knowing how the company works and the type of cultural fit required for success helped Circle Select to ‘build productive relationships’ with their stakeholders and provide the talent they needed.
Results for the client
Following the support of talent partner, Circle Select, McCormick have been provided with three of the best Packaging Consultants within the industry who continue to provide their expertise to support their Peterborough site to run at full capacity, with sustainability at the forefront of their operations.
Circle Select’s model for success
The Talent Consultants at Circle Select will continue to provide a talent pipeline and source the very best talent, designed for each client’s specific talent needs and culture.