The environment: the efforts are paying off!
For just over three years, Fruit d’Or has been working to reduce its impact on the environment. The sustainable development committee recently analyzed Fruit d’Or’s energy and water consumption and the results are POSITIVE to say the least!
* Compared with the reference year, 2008, Fruit d’Or reduced its electricity consumption by 16% in 2009, then by an extra 11% in 2010. This energy saving represents some 4200 incandescent light bulbs lit for an entire year.
* In 2010, Fruit d’Or reduced its water consumption by 13% compared with 2008 and 2009, which is approximately the quantity of water needed to fill 40 private swimming pools of 21 feet.
* In its ongoing efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuels, Fruit d’Or has managed to maintain the quantity of propane gas used, despite the fact that production increased by approximately 61% in 2010.
* In 2007, Fruit d’Or installed a steam boiler, which enabled it to use forest waste as a source of heat rather than propane, enough to fill tens of thousands of barbecue gas cylinders!
Fruit d’Or is proud of its efforts and is encouraging its staff to continue to support the various initiatives aimed at making the company even more environmentally friendly!
Together with the Association Forestière des Cantons de l’Est (FCE), Fruit d’Or has had the pleasure, once again this year, of planting trees on its grounds for employees. This act helps to make the environment greener as well as to improve the quality of air, water and soil, and helps biodiversity conservation, erosion control, enhancement of the landscape, and, of course, the uptake of carbon dioxide.