Lamb Weston Boardman Plant Earns 2011 Energy Star Certification for Energy Efficiency

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Lamb Weston Boardman Plant Earns 2011 Energy Star Certification for Energy Efficiency

Three Additional Lamb Weston Plants Maintain ENERGY STAR Certification
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 3:30pm

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Eagle, Idaho – November 8, 2011 – The ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Boardman, Ore., potato plant has earned for the first time an ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA awards the ENERGY STAR—one of the most recognized green marks in the world—to plants achieving best-in-class performance, based on the EPA’s Energy Performance Indicator (EPI).
 
Additionally, the Lamb Weston plants in Park Rapids, Minn., and Richland and Quincy, Wash. received ENERGY STAR re-certification for 2011.
 
“We’re proud of our ENERGY STAR certified plants,” said Rick Martin, vice president of Global Operations, ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston. “Sustainable business is better business, and we practice it throughout our supply chain, beginning at the farm and ending with quality products delivered to our foodservice and retail customers around the world. Controlling energy usage and limiting our carbon footprint at each step along the way is critical to our business and to the environment.”
In 2008, ConAgra Foods and other food companies worked alongside the EPA to develop the EPI tool now used to determine ENERGY STAR certification in the food industry. The EPA selected potato processing as one of the first types of food plants to benchmark because of the amount of energy and water they typically use.
 
At Lamb Weston, environmental stewardship is evident through every step of growing, processing, packaging, and transporting products. The company seizes every opportunity to preserve and protect vital natural resources by managing energy and water usage, and by reducing waste and pollution. Lamb Weston’s efforts reflect ConAgra Foods’ commitment to doing the right thing for its communities and the environment through an integrated corporate responsibility platform, “Good for You. Good for the Community. Good for the Planet.”
 
About ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston
Lamb Weston makes quality frozen potato, sweet potato and other vegetable products for restaurants, retailers and other foodservice operations throughout the world. Lamb Weston is a brand of ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), one of North America’s leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America’s households. For more information, please visit us at www.lambweston.com  or www.lambweston.com/delhi

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Marti DeMoss
Lamb Weston
http://www.conagrafoods.com/
Gene Hinkle
Bailey Lauerman
Keywords: Boardman | ConAgra | EPA | Energy Star | Green Building | Lamb Weston | Sustainability

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