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Eden Springs are the UK’s number one Water Cooler supplier, with a range of Bottled and Plumbed Coolers and water delivery services.

Eden Springs wins Best Environmental Practice prize in Aqua Awards

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aqua awards best environmental practice

Eden Springs has won first prize in the coveted Aqua Awards 2011 for Best Environmental Practice, continuing work to become CarbonNeutral® by certifying an additional four international operations and further displaying our dedication as the industry leader in bottled water sustainability.

Speaking after the award was given at a Watercoolers Europe convention in Ukraine, CEO of Eden Springs Group Raanan Zilberman said

We are proud to receive this award. Our goal is to share the steps we take to improve our environmental impact and also show how low our carbon footprint actually is compared to other everyday food and beverage products.

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Carbon neutral coolers across Europe

As a leading brand of drinking solutions in the office, our commitment  to providing a convenient and environmentally-friendly source of hydration has now resulted in our operations in Denmark and Finland becoming 100% carbon neutral, with Norway and Netherlands to follow in early 2012.

They join the UK, France, Switzerland and Sweden in being certified CarbonNeutral®, where we were the first company to offer carbon neutral certified water coolers.

Ongoing commitment

Our ongoing commitment to achieving CarbonNeutral® includes life cycle assessments to measure carbon footprint, route planning systems for all vehicles, water coolers with low consumption and longer life span for bottles, renewable energy technology, and reduction of paper use.

Find out more about our carbon neutral water coolers.

 

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image courtesy of watercoolerseurope.eu

The carbon footprint of water

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water cooler carbon footprint

Putting Eden water’s carbon footprint into perspective

water cooler carbon footprintEden Springs, as a low carbon company and the first accredited carbon neutral water cooler company in the UK, are committed to reducing the environmental impact of what we do. However it’s important to know how our products perform in relation to other hydration options and popular products. Thanks to our stringent auditing and research process undertaken as part of our journey to become carbon neutral we know exactly what carbon footprint a glass of our water has.

The Carbon footprint of a product is the total greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted, directly or indirectly, during the extraction, production, distribution and consumption of the product. We can see that a glass of Eden water has a carbon footprint of about 1/6 of that of a glass of orange juice, and almost half that of a cup of tea.

Compare the carbon footprints of several day-to-day drinks or services for yourself:

Product Size measured kCO2/size kCO2/litre
Glass of water from an Eden bottled water cooler 20cl 0.03 0.150
Glass of water from an Eden plumbed water cooler 20cl 0.03 0.140
Glass of water from a PET bottle 20cl 0.03 0.360
Glass of Tropicana orange juice 20cl 0.18 0.899
Glass of milk 20cl 0.21 1.040
Coca Cola Classic (glass bottle) 33cl 0.36 1.080
Cup of hot tea 30cl 0.07 0.236
Cup of large cappuccino 20cl 0.24 0.940
Cup of Nespresso coffee 5cl 0.10 1.960
Innocent smoothie 25cl 0.29 1.176
An email normal email 0.004
A Google search a Google search 0.002
A banana medium size 0.08

Eden Springs now offering coffee

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lavazza blue coffee machine

Extend range as UK’s number 1 office drinks solution

Eden are please to announce that we will now be offering a range of coffee, tea, and hot beverage solutions for your workplace or home.

As part of this commitment we are pleased to announce that Eden Springs UK has acquired Shakespeare Coffee Company, one of the largest independent coffee companies in the UK. This is the biggest Eden’s acquisition in the coffee industry in Europe and represents a strong commitment to accelerate the development of the coffee and hot beverage business segment for customers.

Coffee machines rental

We currently offer a flexible and attractive range of hot drinks machines, with a range of coffee delivery services set to be rolled out.

UK’s biggest independent coffee distributor

Based near Birmingham, Shakespeare Coffee Company specialises in premium coffee brewing systems and vending machines, providing expertise to small-to-medium offices

and large national multi-location businesses. The acquisition of one of UK’s biggest independent coffee distributor will enable Eden Springs to offer all our customers a full hydration package, with mains and bottle-fed water coolers and a complete range of hot beverage solutions including premium coffee, hot chocolate, tea and even soup.

Shakespeare’s industry knowledge will help us provide you, our customers, with the very best advice and selection of workplace drinks available, and we warmly welcome everyone from Shakespeare into the Eden Group!

Eden Springs water coolers go Carbon Neutral®

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carbon neutral water

First certified CO2 neutral company in the water cooler industry

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Supporting our position as the UK market leader we have become the first low carbon water cooler company in the UK to achieve CarbonNeutral® company and product certification, achieved in partnership with the CarbonNeutral Company.

Unlike some carbon offsetting programmes it is based upon a comprehensive, carbon-reducing full life cycle assessment – we have worked with Swiss experts Quantis International, an international leader in this field, who have helped us analyse and improve all areas of the business, including transport, production, cooler selection and even office behaviour.

Energy saving intiatives for water industry

Numerous beneficial environmental programmes were identified and implemented straight away across the UK business, such as:

  • energy-starAll Eden Springs water coolers are selected using the Energy Star recommendations, resulting in a 50% reduction in energy consumption.
  • Water delivery services are optimised for fuel efficiency and reduced environmental impact through routing systems for all transport vehicles.
  • Fuel efficient vehicles and eco-friendly vehicles help save fuel.
  • Eden customers are encouraged to dispose cups etc into recycling bins to reduce impact upon landfills and the environment.

Net zero carbon emissions

In addition to becoming a low carbon company, remaining greenhouse gas emissions were reduced to net zero through the purchase of carbon credits from clean and renewable technology offset projects. The projects, in regions where it is crucial to limit the global levels of greenhouse gas emissions, include a run-of-river hydro power project in India and a methane capture initiative in China. This means that for every unavoidable tonne of carbon generated in our operations the same amount is prevented from entering the atmosphere through these projects.

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Protecting precious resources

Eden Springs’ UK Managing Director, Jean-Marc Bolinger, said: “As a company, we fully understand that water is one of our planet’s most precious resources and we are acutely aware of the importance of protecting it. Being the first in our industry to achieve CarbonNeutral® certification for both our company and products demonstrates our long term commitment to environmental responsibility.

“We take great pride as a company that we have taken this lead in the industry, where others are now following, and it helps us define our position as market leaders. We believe that we have set a benchmark for a new industry standard in environmental practices.”

MSP Tom McCabe visits Eden Springs HQ

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MSP Tom McCabe
MSP Tom McCabe

MSP Tom McCabe (centre) with Jean-Marc (right)

Tom McCabe,  Member of the Scottish Parliament for Hamilton South, recently visited Eden Springs UK’s headquarters in Blantyre, Hamilton, to meet UK Managing Director Jean-Marc Bolinger.

McCabe said: “Eden Springs is a significant Lanarkshire employer and I have seen first-hand the positive and inclusive working environment maintained at the headquarters. The company’s ambitious growth plans will provide a welcome boost to local employment, and the wider Scottish economy, and I look forward to the company’s development over the coming years.”

Water jobs in Scotland

Employee numbers at Eden Springs’ Scotland operations have trebled since 2001, and Eden’s Jean-Marc Bolinger confirmed a strong commitment to the local area: “We will continue to develop our HQ in Blantyre and investments are planned in almost all areas of the business. As the company grows, the concentration of jobs in Scotland are likely to increase, underpinning our key role as a local employer.”

Products and partnerships

“Our industry is currently undergoing a period of major consolidation which presents a significant opportunity for Eden Springs to expand” explains Jean-Marc Bolinger, UK Managing Director. “Over the next few years we look forward to developing new products and partnerships, and building on the environmental sustainability of our production and distribution networks.”

Biggest Loser: WEIGH IN WEEK 12

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the-biggest-loserAt week 12 of the competition and Denise is just in the lead – way to go Denise! But with only another week or healthy-living left to win the Ultimate SodaStream fizzy drinks machine the pressure is really on!

Who’s your money on to win?

Week 12 results

Loser name Total weight loss
Denise Chisholm 13.41%
Susan Muir 10.76%
John Thornton 6.70%
Sally Bartholomew 5.00%
Clair Demellweek 4.90%
Sharon Brady 0.66%
Valerie Little 0.39%
Sheena Angus 0.00%

Biggest Loser: WEIGH IN WEEK 10

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the-biggest-loserIt’s now week 10 of the competition, and there’s not long left to shoot to the top and claim the free SodaStream drinks maker!

While Clair has done really well recently it’s still Susan and Denise at the top; the battle is fierce and Denise has now taken the lead – who will win? Who’s your favourite?

Week 10 results

Loser name Total weight loss
Denise Chisholm 11.17%
Susan Muir 9.23%
John Thornton 5.59%
Sally Bartholomew 5.55%
Clair Demellweek 4.41%
Sharon Brady 0.66%
Valerie Little 0.39%
Sheena Angus 0.00%

The Biggest Loser: WEIGH IN WEEK 8

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the-biggest-loserEden’s Biggest Loser competition is charging through week 8 and the entrants know they need to shape up or ship out as there’re only five weeks remaining!

The competition as the top is intense, with Susan and Denise matching each other’s weight loss pound for pound – can they both keep up the excellent performance to the end?

Week 8 results

Loser name Total weight loss
Susan Muir 10.25%
Denise Chisholm 10.16%
Sally Bartholomew 6.11%
John Thornton 5.75%
Clair Demellweek 2.45%
Sharon Brady 1.32%
Sheena Angus 0.00%
Valerie Little 0.00%

The Biggest Loser: WEIGH IN WEEK 7

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the-biggest-loserEden’s Biggest Loser challenge has reached week 7 and the competition is hotting up with Susie and Denise leading the way towards a fitter physique!

With only six weeks left in the competition the guys and gals really need to get moving and losing if they’re to claim the top prize of shopping vouchers and an incredible SodaStream Ultimate drinks maker.

Who do you think will top the table next week? Anyone looking like catching from the bottom of the chart? Let us know and check back next week!

Week 7 results

Loser name Total weight loss
Susan Muir 8.21%
Denise Chisholm 8.13%
John Thornton 4.47%
Sally Bartholomew 3.89%
Sharon Brady 0.99%
Sheena Angus 0.00%
Clair Demellweek 0.00%
Valerie Little 0.00%

The Biggest Loser: WEIGH IN WEEK 5

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the-biggest-loserWe’ve given the guys and gals at Eden some time to get into the Biggest Loser competition, and it’s now week 5 – this far through there’s no excuses, we want everyone to be making changes towards a healthier lifestyle!

And they’ve all responded brilliantly with some great achievements; Susan Muir and Denise Chisholm in particular losing a great amount of weight since the competition began. They’re in pole position to win the SodaStream drinks machine, but can they keep it up for the rest of the Biggest Loser challenge?

Loser challengers, have you found the going tough? Fellow Eden staff, have you been impressed by their efforts? Or are you on snack-watch, waiting for their resistance to break?

Check back next week to find out how they’re all doing!

Week 5 results

Loser name Total weight loss
Susan Muir 7.69%
Denise Chisholm 6.91%
John Thornton 4.15%
Sally Bartholomew 3.88%
Clair Demellweek 1.47%
Lesley McWilliams 0.40%
Sharon Brady 0.33%
Valerie Little 0.00%