We track our environmental performance at all Canadian factories, so we understand our current impact and can plan for future opportunities to improve.
In Canada, all of our factories are ISO14001 certified.
As of June 2013, our Sterling Road factory in Toronto is diverting 100% of landfill waste to an electrical co-generation plant, where it’s used to create electricity and steam to power a nearby paper plant. By using our waste, this plant generates enough electricity annually to power 6,000 homes.
Part of our goal to eliminate waste includes reducing food waste. We do this by improving processes along our value chain, from farm to fork. There is an inherent amount of waste in the food production process, and as we streamline
our processes, we’ve been able to significantly reduce this waste.
To illustrate some of these savings, here are a few examples of the amount of food we kept out of landfills in 2013:
- 2,000 sacs of green coffee beans
- Over 25,000 litres of milk
- Over 600,000 servings of infant cereal
- Over 1.7 million slices of pizza