Spotlight Target Area: Energy Carleton Cakes are proud members of Origin Green and ensure that production is carried out in the most efficient and environmentally friendly way possible. Over the course of its five year sustainability plan (2018-2022), Carleton Cakes targeted a 10% reduction in energy usage per unit of output. Over the year 2020, the company performed particularly well in this area and is now 16% ahead of target over its 2017 baseline. This performance has been driven by the implementation of a series of initiatives, including: the installation of timers on radiators; improved staff training to ensure all electrics are switched off when not in use; a comprehensive review of existing machinery; along with the purchasing of new equipment to replace outdated and inefficient machinery models. As well as the company’s strong performance in the energy area, Carleton Cakes also demonstrated an exemplary performance within the area of community engagement.