July 14, 2021
Post® is reducing carbon emissions through energy efficiency initiatives
At Post Consumer Brands, we believe it’s our responsibility to help make the world a better place, and that includes continuously working to improve energy efficiency in food production and how our plants operate to reduce carbon emissions.
Here are just a few of the initiatives we’re undertaking to improve our environmental impact and reduce our carbon footprint:
- Partnering with local utilities to identify ways to improve our energy efficiency
- Upgrading our lighting to more energy-efficient LEDs, which has led to a 9% reduction in electricity usage at our Campbell Mill plant in Northfield, Minn. alone
- Increasing boiler efficiency in our cereal manufacturing plants to reduce natural gas and water usage in the food production process
- Purchasing wind energy credits to offset electricity usage. So far, this has resulted in the purchase of more than 127 million kilowatt hours (kwh) of renewable electricity since 2006
Purchasing renewable energy credits has also allowed us to eliminate approximately 89,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e) from being produced by non-renewable sources. Overall, that’s equivalent to taking more than 19,000 cars off the road for one year!
Wind energy credits and energy efficiency improvements are only a few ways we are working to minimize our impact on the environment. Read more about our commitment to protecting our natural resources.