The EPA recognized Frito-Lay Canton with a flag-raising ceremony.
Frito-Lay's Canton facility becomes one of only 15 Ohio companies to receive Performance Track.
Frito-Lay sites in Wooster, Ohio, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Orlando, Fla., Pulaski, Tenn., Gothenburg, Neb., and Sidney, Ill., were accepted into the program in 2008.
Performance Track recognizes facilities that have a strong record of environmental compliance, set three-year goals for continuous improvements in environmental performance beyond regulatory requirements, have internal systems in place to manage environmental impact, engage in community outreach and consistently report results.
“A dedicated focus and commitment to making resource conservation a priority has helped the Canton facility achieve great reductions in water, energy and waste,” Frito-Lay North America operations senior vice president Leslie Starr Keating says.
The Frito-Lay Canton, which produces potato chips and other snacks, has several goals for environmental improvement over the next few years including reducing energy and water consumption, and using innovative waste reduction strategies to limit landfill waste.