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FGF Brands - 590 Barmac

North York, Ontario, Canada
Certification level: 
Percent of Overall Diversion Achieved: 
Facility Size: 
76,943 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.

Across all our facilities, our environmental policy and ambitious environmental goals have been taken up by the same passionate people who drive our company forward each day. Our 590 Barmac scaling and warehouse facility is highly spirited and highly motivated to be the best at doing just that. Therefore, it was no surprise that 590 Barmac received certification for zero waste, with a diversion rate of 92.5%!

Some key practices and programs implemented at our 590 Barmac facility include:
- Mixed plastic recycling
- Poly Lined Kraft Bag recycling
- Team Member engagement and training
- Weekly waste inspections and yearly waste audits
- Implementing paperless functions wherever possible

“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 for zero waste!” – Darcy Curran, Environmental Sustainability Manager, FGF Brands

Learn more about 590 Barmac in their case study, and about FGF Brands' sustainability initiatives.