Hugged a tree (or a lobster) lately?
A quick look at Blount's efforts in sustainability, supply chain management and conservation.
Just a week away from members of our sales and culinary teams heading to Anaheim, Calif. for the Natural Products Expo West, we thought we would pause from talking about food for a moment to discuss the Earth that gives us our food, and some of the things we at Blount are doing to care for her.
Blount Fine Foods has become known as a world-class, go-to-market product development company. While that was happening, we also become known as a leader in sustainability, supply chain management and conservation, among others. Let’s take a look at a few of these individually.
Sustainability. In addition to recycling 250 tons of cardboard and paper each year, Blount’s energy management programs have installed variable capacitor banks, high-efficiency lighting systems, solar power and variable speed drives that provide energy savings of more than 392,000 kwh per year. Its programs reduce green house gas emissions by more than 300,000 pounds annually. Before any of that happened, we were also one of the very first clam processors to recycle clam shells to be crushed and used as driveway gravel up and down Coastal New England and the Eastern Seaboard.
Supply chain management. As part of our SQF (Safe Quality Food) certification, Blount has implemented greater transparency and accountability of its suppliers, especially those providing food ingredients. It maintains strict standards for all suppliers and puts key vendors through audits to ensure compliance. These high standards for suppliers has paved the way for other important certifications, including the USDA Certified Organic seal that adorns every Blount Organics package.
Conservation. For many, many years, as a seafood company, Blount ensured that its clams were managed by one of the most successful federal Individual Transferable Quota systems, based completely on a sustainable science model. The company was a member of the Ocean Trust and company vice president Steve Blount served many years as chairman of the National Fisheries Institute’s Clam Committee that focuses on sustainability.
These are just some of the ways that Blount Fine Foods takes extra steps to be a good citizen of the world. We wonder what steps you take? Why not tell us on our Facebook page…