In efforts to meet its climate goals, a chain solutions provider has announced the appointment of a new sustainability manager.

Redditch-based Oakland International has announced the appointment of Doyin Adeleye, who brings a wealth of experience in climate, energy, sustainability, and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) areas to the business.

As a B Corporation-certified business, the company is a leader in the prevention of unnecessary food wastage and is renowned for its operations including direct to consumer, case consolidation, contract packing, storage, food tempering and brand development support.



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His new role will focus on elevating Oakland's wider sustainability agenda and aid the company in reaching its climate and ESG targets.

Mr Adeleye's qualifications include a postgraduate degree in energy and environmental technology and economics, as well his experience in management, advisory and consultancy roles for several public and private sector organisations, including OFGEM, the University of Wolverhampton, Greater London Authority, and most recently Carbon Limits.

He said: “It is a great time to join Oakland International, a reputable and successful organisation by all metrics and measure, with huge growth and sustainability ambitions, and whose values and aspirations align perfectly with mine.

"Sustainability is evidently woven into the fabric of the organisation and, as sustainability and ESG continues to evolve, I look forward to working with the stakeholders across the group to help transform and tackle challenges to achieve all the group's Sustainability goals and objectives."

Project development director of Oakland, Henry Godber, said: “I very much look forward to working with Doyin who has a wealth of experience in this field that will prove invaluable as we set out to evaluate our sustainability ambitions and define the pathway we aim to follow towards being a net zero business by 2040.”