PITTSBURGH (Nov. 14 11 a.m. ET) — H.J. Heinz Co. has cut solid waste by almost half since 2005, the Pittsburgh-based ketchup and food company said.
The company said it has decreased the amount of solid waste it creates by 45.7 percent per 100 metric tons of production globally. Heinz said the reduction is for fiscal year 2011, which ended April 27, compared with solid waste generation for the baseline year of 2005.
“Heinz is on track to achieve or surpass our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, solid landfill waste, energy consumption and water consumption by at least 20 percent each by fiscal year 2015,” Heinz CEO William R. Johnson states in the report.