SUSTAINABILITY

At Mercer Foods, we are dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment. We invest in renewable energy sources and utilize green technology that enables us to produce the best freeze-dried foods on the planet.

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MERCER SOLAR PROJECT

In July 2010, Mercer commissioned a 1-megawatt photovoltaic solar system designed to augment our operations center production facilities. Taking into account the variations in available sunlight, this system provides up to 60 percent of the total electrical needs of the Mercer facility. The solar system installation took several months, and integrating this new technology with our existing freeze-drying machinery and equipment required a significant investment of time and capital.

The solar park comprises over 5 acres, and has provided constant and renewable energy. The final metrics show that the CO2 emissions at Mercer Foods have dropped by more than 30,000 tons annually. This is the equivalent of planting over 500 acres of trees, and the new solar array can generate a significant amount of our required energy during peak work hours.

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WATER CONSERVATION

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Mercer Foods has reexamined all 257,000 square feet of its facility to find the best ways to conserve, reuse, re-channel, and eliminate excess water usage. While production continues to increase, we have been able to reduce water usage by 72 percent.

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REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS

Mercer Foods recently upgraded to a third generation technology in our boiler system. The new boiler is most advanced system currently available and has reduced particulate emissions by 85 percent.

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Mercer Foods is committed to clean energy and incorporating sustainable
practices at every level of the freeze-drying process.