Environmental Initiatives

 

Premio Foods, Inc. Environmental Initiatives

 

Sustainability Initiatives

Premio Foods, Inc. is committed to reducing the environmental impact of process activities by preventing pollution and promoting the sustainability of natural resources, upon which our business depends.  Furthermore, Premio Foods, Inc. is committed to providing quality products that meet the needs of clients, while also committing to the continuous improvement of our environmental responsibilities, and in meeting or exceeding conservation laws and regulations.  All managers and employees are expected to carry out their job obligations and to report any environmental concerns they may have to our internal authorities.  The following are the main sustainability areas on which we are concentrating our business efforts. 

 

  • Pollution reduction
  • Solid waste reduction
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction
  • Products/packaging design with environmentally-friendly contents and minimal packing
  • Efficient distribution and transportation of finish goods
  • Natural resource conservation and Energy-use reduction
  • Water use reduction
  • Communicate our environmental efforts to both our employees and consumers
 
Premio Foods, Inc. does not monitor agricultural producers but instead focuses on the efficient use of all raw materials.  Metrics have been established to monitor and track meat waste and other ingredients losses.

Premio Foods, Inc. has taken steps to reduce the amount of waste that was created in manufacturing.  Executive management has set annual waste performance goals and there are daily reporting and discussions of waste.

Premio Foods, Inc. does not use Palm Oil as an ingredient in any of its products.

 

Sustainability: Goals & Targets

Premio Foods, Inc. maintains a revolving list of sustainability issues.  As projects are identified, they are added to the list, and once completed, they are removed.  Examples include the following:

Activity Type

Description

Comments

Energy Efficiency: Processes

Installed new higher efficiency packaging equipment

Lower carbon emissions due to reduced use of supporting air compressor

Energy Efficiency: Building Services

Replaces older refrigeration units with higher efficiency, in mfg locations

Higher efficiency units

Energy Efficiency: Building Services

Install 6 Ton A/C unit for office cooling

Replace old unit with higher efficiency one

Energy Efficiency: Building Services

Re-lamping mfg facilities with LED lighting

Reduced electrical energy consumption

Energy Efficiency: Process

 

Reduce water usage

Reduced steam consumption and water consumption

 

Sustainability: Tracking

Sustainability projects are tracked like productivity capital projects by setting budget and schedule, and managing those metrics.  Weekly review with executive management ensures project progress and completion. 

 

Fair and Ethical Employment

Premio Foods, Inc. ensures fair and ethical employment practices within its operations by distributing Premio’s Handbook and Policy Manual to all employees and managers.  The President empowers the Human Resource department to monitor these conditions and ensure that Premio Foods, Inc. follows all the policies.

Premio Foods, Inc. ensures that our suppliers have fair and ethical employment practices by distributing Supplier Guidelines, which require US Suppliers to meet regulatory guidelines.  Premio Foods, Inc. monitors our Suppliers’ environmental initiatives by requesting that our Suppliers provide information on their sustainability program(s).

 

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