Sustainability is an important aspect of our commitment to corporate responsibility. CSM Bakery Products has engaged in a system-wide energy and water reduction initiative throughout its network of plants located in North America. We have successfully replaced more than 2,800 lights with energy efficient fixtures, along with installing occupancy sensors to further reduce energy consumption. In addition, we have reduced water usage by capturing thermal energy created during manufacturing processes, eliminating the use of single pass water cooling systems and implementing a CIP (clean in place) system.
Our environmental efforts extend into packaging options as well, such as the EcoPak™, which contains our outstanding glazes. This conversion reduces our carbon footprint and significantly reduces trash, disposal and pail recycling issues, as well as landfill waste. Protecting the environment benefits all of us and we will continue to explore ways to reduce our impact on the planet.