Sustainability Services for Chocolate Factory

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Sustainability Services




November 2023 – April 2024



A leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, partnered with Blue Projects, a renowned engineering firm, to optimize sustainability initiatives at their manufacturing site in Belgium. With a commitment to environmental targets, the company initiated a program to enhance energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.

Blue Projects was entrusted with conducting a comprehensive Sustainability Study at their site. The study encompassed Analysis & Identification, Feasibility Assessment, and Master Planning to streamline sustainable practices.


  • Assess current plant orientation and identify areas for improvement.
  • Conduct Energy Mapping to analyze process and utility systems, aiming to identify maintenance and management opportunities for energy efficiency.
  • Develop an Energy Roadmap/Masterplan outlining a quantified timeline for energy reduction initiatives.
  • Provide EBO (Energy Buy-Out) support and advice to ensure alignment with the company’s energy sustainability goals.

Plant Orientation Assessment:

Blue Projects conducted thorough studies and reports to evaluate the existing plant layout, identifying inefficiencies and opportunities for optimization. This included analyzing as-built P&IDs (Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams) to streamline operations and minimize resource consumption.

Energy Mapping:

By scrutinizing process and utility systems, Blue Projects identified potential energy-saving measures and maintenance practices. This analysis not only focused on reducing energy consumption but also on enhancing overall operational efficiency.

Energy Roadmap Development:

Blue Projects collaborated with the chocolate manufacturer team to formulate a comprehensive Energy Roadmap. This roadmap outlined a clear timeline for implementing energy reduction initiatives, supported by a database of prioritized projects aimed at achieving quantifiable results.

EBO Support:

Blue Projects offered consultancy and advice throughout the EBO exercise led by the company’s designated “energy champion.” This ensured that energy efficiency strategies were seamlessly integrated into the company’s overarching sustainability framework.


  • Improved Plant Efficiency: Through plant orientation assessments, they optimized its facility layout, enhancing workflow efficiency and resource utilization.
  • Enhanced Energy Efficiency: Energy mapping identified opportunities for reducing energy consumption and improving system maintenance, contributing to long-term cost savings and environmental sustainability.
  • Clear Roadmap for Action: The Energy Roadmap provided a structured plan for implementing energy reduction initiatives, enabling them to track progress and achieve its sustainability targets.
  • Strategic EBO Integration: Blue Projects’ support ensured that energy efficiency considerations were seamlessly integrated into the factory’s overall business strategy, fostering a culture of sustainability within the organization.

Through collaboration with Blue Projects, the manufacturer demonstrated its commitment to sustainability by embarking on a comprehensive journey to enhance energy efficiency and reduce its environmental impact at the Belgium manufacturing site.