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FGF Brands - 1235 Ormont

Location: 
North York, Ontario
Certification level: 
Silver
Percent of Overall Diversion Achieved: 
93.7%
Facility Size: 
172,533 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 June 2022, our 1235 Ormont Drive facility located in North York, Ontario, Canada became the second FGF Brands facility to become TRUE certified. The facility received a Silver level certification for zero waste, with a diversion rate of 93.7%. The 1235 Ormont facility gained their certification by raising the bar for what it means to be Zero Waste, by being innovative in their strategy to get there, and finally, by being proud of working together as a team to make it happen.

Some key practices and programs implemented at our 1235 Ormont facility include:
- Mixed plastic recycling
- Innovative label back tape recycling
- Team Member engagement and training
- Detailed waste tonnage and diversion tracking
- Implemented paperless functions

“A goal as monumental as achieving zero waste status requires the ongoing support of each and every Team Member. That’s why we have embedded waste reduction and diversion into the culture at FGF. We are proud of the progress we have made and our TRUE Certification!” – Darcy Curran, Environmental Sustainability Manager, FGF Brands

Learn more about FGF Brands' sustainability initiatives.