Campbell Saves With Souped-Up System
Did you know Campbell Canada’s plant now produces its own energy? Thanks to our new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project we are well on track to meet our goals in significantly reducing our environmental footprint. This project allows Campbell Canada to save on electricity costs, has environmental benefits and provides reliable emergency back-up power, ensuring our soup production is never impacted. With this new CHP system, our plant can operate independently as an electrical island and avoid downtime during power outages meaning less risk for mass food waste. We’re also excited to be the very first North American Campbell’s facility to have this technology.
The principle of CHP is simple; when electricity is generated, so is heat. CHP captures this heat and transforms it into useful energy. This CHP plant will provide an impressive 95% of Campbell Canada’s electricity needs, with the remaining coming from the Toronto Hydro grid.
Campbell has also embarked on other significant energy-efficiency projects, including a $100,000 dollar compressed air upgrade, a major LED lighting retrofit, the introduction of sensors, and more.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Rewarding.
Long before environmental sustainability was top of mind, Campbell developed an early method of sustainable food packaging – Condensed soup. That spirit of innovation still applies today. Our cans are recyclable and made with 30% recycled steel. Currently, 92% of the solid waste from our Toronto manufacturing facility is recycled or reused and we have reduced water usage by 20% since 2008.