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FGF Brands - 10 Woodslea

Location: 
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Certification level: 
Silver
Percent of Overall Diversion Achieved: 
93.4%
Facility Size: 
151,446 sq. ft.
Type of Operation: 
Food Manufacturing
Project Owner: 
FGF Brands
Project Overview: 

FGF Brands is not just a bakery, we are a technology company that bakes. We are on a mission to become the world’s greatest baker!

Our passion to become the world’s greatest baker doesn’t stop at the quality of our food. It ripples through to our processes, our people, and our impact on the world around us. We are acutely aware of our responsibility to sustainable practices across our entire organization. That’s why we’ve developed three ambitious goals around waste, water, and carbon, as well as recently joining the Canada Plastics Pact to reduce the impact of our product packaging. The projects and programs associated with our sustainability targets are all part of our transformation to make our company one of the cleanest and most forward-thinking bakeries in the world.

In May 2022, our 10 Woodslea Road facility located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada became the first FGF Brands facility to become TRUE certified. The facility received a Silver level certification for zero waste, with a diversion rate of 93.4%. We are driving waste reduction and diversion at all our facilities through improved data management, team member engagement, reducing waste at the source, and diverting as much waste as we can back into the circular economy. Some key practices and programs implemented at our Woodslea facility include:
- Bulk ingredient purchases
- Mixed plastic recycling
- Innovative label back tape and poly-coated card recycling
- Utilizing reusable pallets
- Team Member engagement and training

"At FGF waste reduction and diversion is just the everyday. Every single team member plays a vital role in reaching and sustaining our waste goals, something we are all very passionate about and proud of.” - Darren Rafter, Environmental Sustainability Manager, FGF Brands

Learn more about FGF Brands' sustainability initiatives.

Images courtesy of FGF Brands Inc.