Seven Kellogg Bakeries Recognized for Energy Efficiency
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- 7 U.S. Kellogg bakeries earned EPA (EPAZ.OB)'s ENERGY STAR certification, in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide.
- From its plants in Bremen, Germany, to Linares, Mexico, Kellogg has made significant strides to reduce energy use.
The Keebler® Elves need a little less energy to make their cookies and crackers Uncommonly Good® these days.
Seven U.S. Kellogg bakeries have once again earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification placing them in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. Last year, the EPA awarded these same facilities the first-ever ENERGY STAR certification for bakeries that demonstrate best-in-class energy performance.
The ENERGY STAR-certified bakeries include Kellogg Company's Augusta Bakery, Augusta, Ga.; Cary Bakery, Raleigh, N.C.; Charlotte Bakery, Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati Bakery, Cincinnati, Oh.; Columbus Bakery, Columbus, Ga.; Florence Bakery, Florence, Ky.; and Louisville Bakery, Louisville, Ky.
"Our company is committed to producing more using fewer natural resources and that includes finding new ways to reduce energy use at our facilities," said Diane Holdorf, chief sustainability officer, Kellogg Company. "We're pleased to accept EPA's ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of these efforts at our bakeries."
To reduce energy use, Kellogg bakeries have engaged employees, updated equipment, streamlined processes and more.
A Global Effort to Reduce Energy
Other Kellogg energy-saving initiatives include:
- Reviewing processes and equipment to ensure optimal energy efficiency at the plant in Bremen, Germany, where energy use has been reduced by 19 percent (per metric tonne of food produced) since 2005.
- Installing 125 state-of-the-art solar collectors at the cereal and snacks plant in Linares, Mexico, which are now used to heat water for boilers.
- Reducing absolute energy consumption by 19 percent in 2011 compared to 2010 at the plant in Battle Creek, Mich., through energy-efficiency projects such as installation of an efficient, variable-speed chiller.
- Lowering electricity consumption from lighting in the office areas of our plant in Takasaki, Japan, by installing a special, highly reflective material in standard fluorescent tube fixtures that allow half the tubes to be removed.
More information on Kellogg Company's environmental initiatives, including efforts to reduce water use, green house gas emissions and waste to landfill, is detailed in its Global Corporate Responsibility Report, available at www.kelloggcompany.com/CR.
About Kellogg Company
Driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, Kellogg Company is the world's leading producer of cereal, second largest producer of cookies and crackers and - through the May 2012 acquisition of the iconic Pringles® business - the world's second largest savory snacks company. In addition, Kellogg is a leading producer of frozen foods. Every day, our well-loved brands - produced in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries - nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2011 sales of more than $13 billion, these brands include Cheez-It®, Coco Pops®, Corn Flakes®, Eggo®, Frosted Flakes®, Kashi®, Keebler®, Kellogg's®, Mini-Wheats®, Pop-Tarts®, Pringles®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, and many more. To learn more about Kellogg Company, including our corporate responsibility initiatives and rich heritage, please visit www.kelloggcompany.com.
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