Mucci Farms achieves Carbonzero certification - The Packer

Mucci Farms achieves Carbonzero certification

09/19/2013 10:30:00 AM
Rachel English

Courtesy Mucci FarmsMembers of the Mucci Farms sustainability committee. Mucci Farms recently became the first Canadian greenhouse grower-shipper to receive Carbonzero certification. Two facilities achieved the Carbonzero status, along with the Mucci Farms packing fleet.

Mucci Farms, along with Walker Environmental Group, analyzed the carbon footprint of electricity and natural gas use at their Mucci Pac and REMASCO facilities, as well as emissions from the Mucci Pac delivery fleet.

Through their greenERhouse program, they committed to green initiatives, such as reducing emissions by 5% a year from 2011-15, using alternative fuels, recycling plant growing media, using an automated energy and sustainability tracking software and becoming independently certified for not growing genetically modified foods, according to a news release.

“I heard a great quote the other day at a sustainability conference: ‘If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.’ Our greenERhouse program is taking the most important first steps of measuring and understanding how everything we do as a company including our practices, products and packaging impact our environment and our carbon footprint,” Joe Spano, vice president of sales at Mucci said in the release.

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