Filta, through its proprietary FiltaFry process, helped US customers save over 9 million litres of cooking oil during 2020.
The company, which has provided fryer management and other services to commercial kitchens for more than 25 years, said the achievement showed how it is able to support operators in trading more sustainably.
Filta is committed to achieving net zero operational impact on the environment across all its businesses by 2035.
Through its core service, FiltaFry, the regular cleaning of fryers and micro-filtration of the oil used in those fryers, Filta saved 9.3 million litres of cooking oil for its customers during 2020.
It has calculated that producing this amount of cooking oil would normally emit over 5,000 tonnes of CO2 and have a carbon offset equivalent to planting 297,000 trees.
Although regular filtering can significantly extend the life of the oil, it does eventually need to be replaced.
Filta provides collection and disposal services for the waste oil which is sold and converted into biodiesel.
In 2020, 8.7 million litres of waste oil was collected by Filta and converted into biodiesel. Using this fuel instead of petroleum diesel generated a CO2 offset equivalent to planting more than 1.1 million trees.
The FiltaFry service is delivered through a network of franchisees who service over 7,000 kitchens every week through contracts with some of the world’s largest brands, including Sodexo, Compass and Aramark, as well as restaurants, hospitals, supermarkets, universities and stadia.
Jason Sayers, CEO of Filta Group, said: “We have always been very conscious of the need to look after our environment and these latest statistics have measured in detail the significant reductions in waste and emissions linked to us and our customers.
“Whilst good progress is being made, there is still much to be done to help our customers reduce their impact further and achieve Filta’s goal of being net zero carbon by 2035.”