The Lantmännen Unibake continuous improvement program reduces the environmental impact of our operations in a number of ways.
Improved energy efficiency is one of them. From reusing heat from our ovens to installing LED lighting at our plants, our energy consumption is an ongoing focus. Today, our energy monitoring system measures consumption at all our sites.
In our waste reduction efforts, we target several levels: production, product, and consumer. Our St Petersburg, Florida, is a zero-landfill waste facility. Additionally, at many of our bakeries, we have introduced periodic analysis of our flour to ensure it has the right baking properties. This minimizes production waste due to great product consistency.
By improving our energy efficiency and reducing waste, we also support the Lantmännen Group target to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% before 2020, where 2009 is the base year. Improving the conditions of the environment is an area of ongoing focus for us.
Transparency starts with the traceability of our raw materials. Here, our goal is to ensure we obtain our ingredients from a sustainable source. This includes everything from cage-free eggs and the segregated sustainable palm oil to the pecan nuts on our pastries.