SOURCE: ConAgra Foods Inc.
OMAHA, Neb., March 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced today the winners of its 2013 Sustainable Development Awards, an internal awards program that drives and rewards innovative approaches to sustainability and produces tangible business results. The 90 entries collectively:
Additionally, the projects delivered more than $22 million in savings, demonstrating the economic value of the company's commitment to sustainability.
ConAgra Foods started the Sustainable Development Awards program in 1992 to encourage and incentivize employees to proactively look for ways to eliminate waste, reduce energy and conserve water through smart design. Winning teams are each awarded a $5,000 grant from ConAgra Foods to apply toward a sustainable community service project.
“Employee engagement, imagination and innovation played an even bigger part in this year’s applications,” said Gail Tavill, vice president, Sustainable Development, ConAgra Foods. “It reflects an ongoing evolution of ownership and commitment at every level in the company, further integrating sustainability into how we do business every day.”
Climate Change & Energy Efficiency – ConAgra Foods’ popcorn facility in Rensselaer, Ind.
Water Resources: Conservation & Wastewater Management – ConAgra Foods’ Wesson Oil facility in Memphis, Tenn.
Solid Waste Reduction & Recycling – ConAgra Foods’ Helm, Calif., tomato fresh-pack facility
Sustainable Business Innovation – ConAgra Foods’ Research, Quality & Innovation team in Omaha, Neb., and ConAgra Mills’ flour mill in Oakland, Calif.
Award of Excellence – ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Agricultural Services team in Kennewick, Wash.
ABOUT CONAGRA FOODS
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies. Its balanced portfolio includes consumer brands found in 97 percent of America’s households, the largest private brand packaged food business in North America, and a strong commercial and foodservice business. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt's®, Marie Callender's®, Orville Redenbacher's® popcorn, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim® beef jerky, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, plus food sold under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club stores and drugstores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong commercial foods presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with dinner ideas and more. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.
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