Energy Reduction Efforts Recognized: Eight Lamb Weston Facilities Receive ENERGY STAR® Certification
EAGLE, Idaho, October 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In demonstration of its ongoing commitment to sustainable operations, eight Lamb Weston facilities achieved ENERGY STAR ® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lamb Weston, a ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) brand, operates 13 facilities in the U.S. that make frozen potato products. Three facilities from ConAgra Foods’ private brands business were also certified, giving the company a total of 11 certified facilities – the most in the food processing sector.
ConAgra Foods facilities receiving ENERGY STAR certification perform in the top 25 percent of similar operations nationwide for energy efficiency. They also meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
“Achieving ENERGY STAR certification is representative of the way we operate every day – efficiently, with respect for the resources we rely on to run our business,” said Trudy Slagle, manager, Sustainability, for Lamb Weston. “Our teams never settle – they’re always looking for new ways to conserve resources, including energy. These eight facilities are great examples of what can be achieved by working together on sustainable behaviors.”
Lamb Weston’s ENERGY STAR recipients are:
- American Falls, Idaho
- Boardman East, Boardman, Ore.
- Boardman West, Boardman, Ore.
- Park Rapids, Minn.
- Quincy, Wash.
- Richland, Wash.
- Twin Falls, Idaho
- Warden, Wash.
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment,” said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.
For more information about ENERGY STAR certification for industrial facilities, see: www.energystar.gov/plants
ABOUT CONAGRA FOODS
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE:CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies with branded and private label food found in 99 percent of America’s households, as well as a strong commercial foods business serving restaurants and foodservice operations globally. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Marie Callender's®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim®, Hebrew National®, Orville Redenbacher's®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, PAM®, Snack Pack®, Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Hunt’s® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, along with food sold by ConAgra Foods under private labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club and drug stores. Additionally, ConAgra Foods supplies frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, and bakery products to commercial and foodservice customers. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with easy dinner recipes and more. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.
ABOUT LAMB WESTON
Lamb Weston, a ConAgra Foods brand, is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, Lamb Weston has led the industry in innovation, introducing inventive products that simplify back-of-house management for our customers and make eating more delicious for their customers. From the fields where Lamb Weston potatoes are grown to proactive customer partnerships, Lamb Weston always strives for more and never settles. Because, when we look at a potato, we see possibilities.