Our Steps to Reduce Emissions



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Green Teams of employees assembled to ensure a high level of environmental compliance and awareness at each plant. (1993)


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Our Rochester, NY distribution center was certified at the LEED Gold level, one of only 50 in the country at the time. (2005)


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Joined EPA’s Climate Leaders program, pledging to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions by 14% per pound of production from 2002 to 2010. (2005)


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Our plant in Jonesboro, AR is named to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track Program for its superior commitment to continuous environmental improvement. Since 2007, seven other facilities have earned the Performance Track distinction. (2007)


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Reduced the diesel fuel we would have used in 2007 by more than 13 million gallons through driver training and by making changes to our trucks like idling technology and increased aerodynamics. Our reductions in 2007 would be enough to fuel more than 11,000 school buses for a year. (2007)


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Finished converting our fleet of 650 sales cars to hybrid vehicles. (2007)


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Launched the LEED Certification Challenge at our Headquarters in Plano, TX. Employees helped save energy and eliminate waste to earn points toward LEED certification for our Headquarters building. We hope to finalize the certification by Summer 2009. (2008)


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Tested new Sprinter trucks that get 50% more miles per gallon than the trucks they will replace. (2008)


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Introduced 1,000 new Sprinter trucks that get 50% more miles per gallon than the trucks they replaced. (2009)


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Began piloting a program to encourage and equip employees to adopt “personal sustainability practices.” (2009)


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Expect to receive LEED certification for our Headquarters building. (2009)


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We will continue working to find more opportunities to utilize renewable energy, reduce our water usage, and eliminate waste. (TBD)


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