Lindt’s Canadian arm moves to 100% green energy
October 21, 2015 | By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 21, 2015 – Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada) is implementing 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas with Bullfrog Power for its entire Canadian operations, including all offices, distribution facilities and 26 boutique locations.
“We’re always striving to deliver a superior chocolate experience for Canadians to enjoy while meeting the highest standards of ethics and sustainability,” said Rudi Blatter, president and CEO, Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada). “Our commitment to green energy with Bullfrog Power builds on our achievements in sustainable sourcing, production and consumption of our products and takes us to a new level of environmental action.”
Through the partnership, Bullfrog Power’s generators will pump clean, pollution-free electricity onto the grid to match the amount of conventional power that Lindt’s facilities use. Across Canada, Bullfrog Power’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.
Bullfrog Power’s generators also inject green natural gas onto the national pipeline to match the amount of conventional natural gas used by Lindt’s bullfrogpowered facilities. Sourced from a methane-capture project situated on one of Canada’s landfills, Bullfrog says its green natural gas is a climate-friendly alternative to conventional, polluting natural gas. Through this technology, biogas is captured, cleaned up, and injected onto the national natural gas pipeline, which displaces fossil fuel-based gas and reduces CO2 emissions.
“We’ve long recognized Lindt as an industry leader in implementing sustainability throughout its entire production chain,” said Anthony Santilli, vice-president, sales and marketing, Bullfrog Power. “By choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power, Lindt is further reducing its environmental impact and supporting the development of renewable energy projects from coast to coast—giving us all yet another reason to enjoy its premium chocolate.”
In addition to choosing green energy, Lindt says it is continually working to reduce the use of energy, water and paper during production. From 2008 to 2014, Lindt reduced water consumption by 39 per cent per tonne produced and reduced CO2 emissions by 16 per cent per tonne produced.