Hormel Foods rewards and recognizes internal teams that have taken the time and effort to identify areas for efficiency improvements and implemented changes through the internal Environmental Sustainability Best of the Best annual competition. In 2014, there were 52 entries generated across all Hormel Foods business segments. The Beijing Project Blue Sky at the Beijing HFC Plant (Beijing, China) was named the winner this year. The energy conservation project reduced carbon dioxide emissions in 2014 by 60 percent from the previous year.
To learn more about the other projects and finalists, please visit the environment section of our corporate site. Also see our environmental sustainability policy for more information about the commitment our company has made toward environmental sustainability objectives.
In 2014, our continued dedication to improving our environmental footprint resulted in recognition by a number of independent sources for these achievements in environmental sustainability including:
Dold Foods (Wichita, Kan.) Recognized by the Kansas Water Environment Association
Dold Foods was awarded the Gold Pretreatment Compliance Award by the Kansas Water Environment Association in 2014. The qualifications to win this award include 95 percent or better compliance with all discharge and reporting requirements, a good record of cooperation with the pretreatment coordinator, and the operation of a wastewater treatment system or significant efforts to minimize pollutant concentrations.
PFFJ Mountain Prairie (Las Animas, Colo.) Bronze Achiever Award from Colorado Department of Public Health Environmental Leadership Program
PFFJ Mountain Prairie received a Bronze Achiever Award from Colorado Department of Public Health Environmental Leadership Program. The award recognizes facilities that:
- Have made significant achievements in improving the environment of Colorado;
- Haven’t had serious violations during the last year; and
- Are making pollution prevention efforts in energy efficiency, waste minimization and water conservation.