GT's Living Foods

Vernon, California
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Facility Size: 
260,000 sq ft
Project Overview: 

We began our journey by developing environmentally focused policies, establishing a strong foundation for our sustainability efforts. We created a roadmap and set specific targets to reduce waste. We engaged our employees in the company's direction, provided educational materials, and maintained constant communication about our progress.

Our approach to waste diversion was strategic and comprehensive. We used the 5S methodology to organize every area of our facility. By continuously analyzing our waste generation, we identified opportunities to reduce costs and improve our waste diversion rate. By integrating our zero waste goal with our broader sustainability initiatives, we saved thousands of pounds of material through reuse and recycling, significantly reducing our carbon footprint.

"We cannot progress as a community without having sustainability as the fore front of decisions we make," said Idris Adio, Director of Continuous Improvement. "At GT's Living Foods, we want to ensure that our contribution to the environment adds positively to our people and the world."