Major Canadian food companies were among a select group of businesses recognized this week for their leadership in energy efficiency.
The Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Awards were presented during the Energy 2009 Conference in Toronto, co-hosted by CIPEC and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. The awards recognize energy efficiency leadership in corporate stewardship, process and technology improvements, employee awareness and other areas. Projects were judged on their contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to environmental sustainability, as well as their cost effectiveness.
Winners from the agri-food and food processing industry, by category, included: Frito Lay Canada, Corporate Stewardship; Agrilait Cooperative Agricole, Corporate Stewardship; McCain Foods (Canada), Process and Technology Improvement; Redpath Sugar Ltd., Monitoring and Tracking; and Molson Coors Brewing Company – Vancouver Brewery, Employee Awareness and Training.
CIPEC is a voluntary partnership between industry and the federal government aimed at strengthening the commitment to industrial energy efficiency. For more information and to view the CIPEC Annual Report 2009, also released during the Energy 2009 Conference, see: http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/publications/infosource/Pub/cipec/annualreport-2009/index.cfm