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Hormel Foods Receives Two AMI Environmental Awards

25 March 2013

US - Hormel Foods has received two out of four possible American Meat Institute (AMI) Environmental Achievement Awards in the categories of environmental technology, outreach and training programs and resource conservation.

The awards were presented at the AMI Conference on Worker Safety, Human Resources and the Environment last week.

“We are honoured to receive this recognition in the environmental technology, outreach and training programs category for our corporate headquarters expansion project, and in the resource conservation category for our water conservation efforts at Burke Corporation,” said Thomas E. Raymond, director of environmental sustainability.

“These projects demonstrate our commitment to corporate responsibility and are a testament of the dedication and hard work of our outstanding team of employees.”

Through the awards program, AMI recognises companies in four categories: environmental technology; outreach and training programs; pollution prevention; resource conservation; and social and economic sustainability. In addition to the Environmental Achievement Awards, all of the company’s eligible sites were recognised with AMI Environmental Management Systems Awards at the conference.

Hormel’s corporate headquarters expansion achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification as a result of the sustainable design and construction practices employed.

The expansion area was designed and constructed to minimize energy and water usage.

In September of 2008 Burke Corporation began implementing water conservation projects that were identified through internal observations as well as in collaboration with a government agency’s pollution prevention intern programme.

Burke Corporation has saved more than 20 million gallons of water since 2008, which is a 25 per cent drop in water usage.

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