Lamb Weston Extends Purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates

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Lamb Weston Extends Purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates

Additional Certificates Will Offset Electricity Use through 2014
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Press Release
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 3:50pm

(3BL Media) Kennewick, WA - April 24, 2012 - ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston is extending its purchase of renewable energy certificates from Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF). The additional certificates will continue to offset a portion of Lamb Weston electricity usage for two more years. Lamb Weston purchased its first certificates in 2008, and uses the certificates to offset 100 percent of the electricity needed to power administrative offices in Eagle, Idaho and Kennewick, Wash., as well as the electricity used to make Alexia® All Natural frozen potato, bread and appetizer products.

“Limiting our carbon footprint is very important to all of us at Lamb Weston,” said Rick Martin, vice president of Global Operations, Lamb Weston. “That’s why we work very hard to grow, make and deliver our products in the most sustainable manner possible. Our purchase of additional certificates will extend our efforts to responsibly manage our use of energy and natural resources.”

Lamb Weston’s purchase is the environmental equivalent of removing nearly 7,540 vehicles from the road for one year.

As a result of the energy certificate purchases, Lamb Weston administrative offices and the Alexia brand are members of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership. The Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to buy green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with purchasing electricity.

At Lamb Weston, environmental stewardship is evident through every step of growing, making and transporting products. The business 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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ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston is extending its purchase of renewable energy certificates from Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF). The additional certificates will continue to offset a portion of Lamb Weston electricity usage for two more years. Lamb Weston purchased its first certificates in 2008, and uses the certificates to offset 100 percent of the electricity needed to power administrative offices in Eagle, Idaho and Kennewick, Wash., as well as the electricity used to make Alexia® All Natural frozen potato, bread and appetizer products.

Contact

Marti DeMoss
+1 (208) 424-5459
ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston
Gene Hinkle
+1 (402) 514-9406
Bailey Lauerman