Broomfield, Colo.-based WhiteWave Foods Co. (WWFC) has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for investing in renewable energy. The annual awards recognize the country's leading green power purchasers for their commitment to helping advance the development and use of renewable energy.
‘Investing in renewable energy is critically important to our environment, our health and our quality of life – today and in the future,’ says Joe Scalzo, president and CEO of WWFC. ‘Our focus upon and investment in clean wind energy is an example of how we at WhiteWave Foods are committed to sustainable solutions for the environment and the economy.’
The company began purchasing renewable energy credits to offset the electricity used to produce Silk Soymilk products in 2003, and has since expanded that initiative to include the company's Horizon Organic, International Delight and Land O'Lakes brands, as well as all of the electricity used at its corporate headquarters.
To date, the company's total wind energy purchases are the equivalent of eliminating more than 450 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
Additionally, the company established an award-winning recycling and composting program at its headquarters in 2006. This initiative has dramatically reduced the company's waste and environmental impact.
SOURCE: WhiteWave Foods Co.