Food Compost Waste Program Diverts 94,000 Pounds in Food Waste, Wins 'Sustainability Initiative of the Year' Award
Charlotte, N.C., August 30, 2023 – Today, SPX FLOW’s Food Compost Waste Program was awarded “Sustainability Initiative of the Year” by Business Intelligence Group. The 2023 Sustainability Awards recognize people, teams and organizations who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice or overall mission.
Launched in 2019, the company has composted 94,000 pounds (nearly 42 tons) in food waste from its corporate Marketplace cafeteria in Ballantyne: https://youtu.be/zfU5H1wc1Xo
“We are proud to reward and recognize SPX FLOW for its sustainability efforts,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer, Business Intelligence Group. “It was clear to our judges that their vision and strategy will continue to deliver results toward a cleaner, more sustainable world. Congratulations!”
Highlights on the Program:
- This year alone, the SPX FLOW Food Compost Waste Program has collected approximately 26,262 pounds in food waste. The Program prevents organic food material from going to landfill, reducing non-decomposing waste and methane emissions.
- With vendor Earth Farms Organics, excess food is collected at the close of each business week from the cafeteria Marketplace and broken down into nutrient-rich, soil-enhancing compost.
- The compost is then sold to local North Carolina farmers who use the prepped dirt to sow life back into their soil.
"Not only is this initiative in the Charlotte Marketplace lessening waste to our landfills and providing fertile compost for local farmers, but it also reduces Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. I'm very proud of the Charlotte facilities team and our Marketplace staff for their continued commitment to the environment,” said Tracy Beaudry, SPX FLOW Vice President of Enterprise Safety, Quality & Sustainability.
SPX FLOW’s sustainability focus has expanded to offer biodegradable cups, utensils, food containers and straws to Marketplace patrons. To learn more about SPX FLOW’s commitment to sustainability, visit https://www.spxflow.com/about/earth-day-every-day.
About Business Intelligence Group
The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry award programs, business executives—those with experience and knowledge—judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.
About SPX FLOW, Inc.
Based in Charlotte, N.C., SPX FLOW, Inc. improves the world through innovative and sustainable solutions. The company's product offering is concentrated in process technologies that perform mixing, blending, fluid handling, separation, thermal heat transfer and other activities that are integral to processes performed across a wide variety of nutrition, health, and industrial markets. SPX FLOW has operations in more than 25 countries and sales in more than 140 countries. To learn more about SPX FLOW, please visit www.spxflow.com.
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