Reduce energy use by 15% per ton of product
Reduce carbon emissions by 20% per ton of product
Reduce freshwater intake by 15% per ton of product
Achieve zero waste to landfill in our food processing plants, globally
2021, Idaho Plant (High Bay Freezer)
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Grand Forks, Idaho, Moses Lake, Othello, Portage la Prairie
2015, Idaho Plant
Idaho Plant, LEED Gold Certified
At Simplot Foods, our mission is to feed the world by bringing Earth’s resources to life. The fact that agriculture accounts for about 80% of total U.S. water consumption (90% in western states) places a large share of responsibility for ensuring future water availability squarely on food producers like us.
Waste has always been an issue in the restaurant industry. But in the aftermath of the pandemic, many operators are finding ways to get creative, reduce waste, and increase their profitability in the process.
Like most operators, you probably offer plastic utensils for takeout orders and other occasions. Now multiply that by millions of restaurants. Taken together, it adds up to an enormous landfilling of single-use, petroleum-based plastic products that decompose slowly—or not at all.
Ever wonder what we’re doing to produce food more sustainably? Simplot Foods has launched a new addition to simplotfoods.com that details our ongoing sustainability efforts.
As a matter of survival, restaurants learned to operate more efficiently during the pandemic. But, there's still one inefficiency many operators have yet to tackle: food waste.