Thanks to ongoing efforts and modern innovations, we have made incredible strides.
By burning cleaner natural gas instead of oil, we have decreased our annual emissions by over 300%. Installing an innovative hot water system in our Hatfield headquarters has reduced our fuel usage by 520,000 gallons a year by utilizing the thermal energy produced from our rendering process to heat water needed for our daily sanitations. Upgrading the insulation on our family farms has reduced propane use in winter by 10-15%.
These are just a few of the many changes we have made in the last few years across our company with the goal of making our entire organization more efficient and environmentally friendly.
Our Hatfield headquarters has recently replaced all parking lot lighting fixtures with LED lighting. This project cut electricity consumption of our parking lot lights by 50% and saved 203,134 kWh in the first year of use.
We’ve also upgraded our lighting system to utilize motion sensor lights in places like hallways, offices, loading docks, and restrooms. Not only does this reduce our energy costs, it also improves efficiency—the project has saved almost 9 million kilowatt hours. Now, our eco-friendly lighting products are more efficient (providing more lumens while using half the power), and they are recyclable, which has almost completely eliminated our waste from lighting products.