Conagra Brands recognized employees’ commitment to sustainability this week at its annual Sustainable Development Awards. Started in 1992, the internal awards program calls on employees to submit projects with imaginative approaches to sustainability while producing bottom line business results. Together, this year’s 58 entries:
- Diverted more than 8,700 tons of waste from landfills
- Optimized and improved packaging while using 3,800 tons less material
- Conserved more than 245 million gallons of water
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,100 metric tons.
Delivering more than $5 million in savings, these projects reinforce how employees at every level of the organization can make a difference. From introducing more energy efficient light bulbs to completely reconfiguring packaging and processes, the Sustainable Development Award projects have delivered $232 million in cost savings since 2009. Each year, employees enter projects that showcase improvements in four key areas:
- Climate change & energy efficiency
- Water conservation & wastewater management
- Waste reduction & recycling
- Sustainable business innovation.
Hosted at the company’s Omaha campus, this year’s Sustainable Development Awards brought together representatives from more than 30 Conagra facilities so employees could share best practices and celebrate the work they are doing to collectively make a difference. More informatin can be found at http://prn.to/2pqW9jU