Frito-Lay Plants Join EPA's National Environmental Performance Track Program

Aug. 19, 2008
Orlando, Fla. facility joins California and Ohio sites in groundbreaking efficiency-oriented program

Frito-Lay North America, the $11 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo, recently announced that its Orlando, Fla., facility has become a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track Program. Frito-Lay's Orlando facility becomes one of only 21 Florida companies to receive Performance Track. Frito-Lay's Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Wooster, Ohio, sites also were accepted into the program this year.

The EPA National Environmental Performance Track Program recognizes facilities that have a strong record of environmental compliance, set three-year goals for continuous improvements in environmental performance beyond regulatory requirements, have internal systems in place to manage environmental impact, engage in community outreach and consistently report results.

The Frito-Lay Orlando facility has set several goals for environmental improvement over the next few years, including reducing total water usage, decreasing landfill waste with further improved recycling programs, and reducing energy usage.

"Performance Track members are raising the bar when it comes to environmental responsibility," said Reginald Barrino, Performance Track Coordinator, EPA Region 4, Office of Environmental Accountability. "We hope more companies follow Frito-Lay's model and make sustainability a priority that ultimately becomes part of their corporate DNA."

Individual facilities apply for membership in the EPA's Performance Track program, and companies may have multiple facilities in the program. The Jonesboro, Ark., site was the first Frito-Lay plant to join the program last year. Since the program's inception in 2000, its more than 530 members have collectively reported greenhouse gas reductions of 310,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, reductions in nitrogen oxides of 13,000 tons and reductions of hazardous waste of 52,000 tons.

For links to the EPA program, as well as similar governmental and private programs, visit GREEN TOOLS PAGE

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