Environmental Sustainability Update

February 2017

TreeHouse considers sustainability an important objective from the perspective of our shareholders, employees and the communities where we operate. This comprehensive approach to environmental impact drives our operating culture.  This operating culture leverages plant teams focused on conserving energy and water, minimizing waste and emissions, and promoting the reuse of natural resources.  Simply said, every day our employees are committed to simplifying environmental sustainability through continuous improvement.
 
In 2016, TreeHouse realized several key improvements including the following:
 
  • Reduced energy consumption saving approximately 95M kilowatt-hours
  • Over 100 thousand gallons of water usage reduction 
  • 16 plants are “zero-waste-to-landfill” (95% of solid waste is re-used/recycled)
  • South Beloit, Illinois, Ogden, Utah, and Tonawanda, New York plants were recertified as US EPA Energy Star operations
  • Brantford, Ontario and Robersonville, North Carolina were recognized by local government and utility companies for significant energy savings in 2016
 
At Treehouse, our 2020 environmental sustainability goals include:                                                                                             
 
  • A proactive approach to compliance through enhanced spill prevention programs
  • Reduced environmental footprint through
    • 3% per year reductions in energy and water intensity
    • 75% of our operations are Zero-Waste-to-Landfill plants
    • 10% of our sewer waste is diverted to renewable sources
    • Improved Greenhouse Gas emission
 
At Treehouse, our results and objectives embody our sustainability principles, which are:
  • Safety & Security of every aspect of our business
  • Sustainability in Action through continuous improvement
  • Reducing Non-Renewable Energy Use/Improving Energy Efficiency via plant teams and data systems
  • Water Conservation benchmarking and goal setting
  • Reducing Air Emissions through Greenhouse Gas reduction program
  • Reducing Waste by reusing and recycling traditional waste streams
  • Improving Packaging Processes to eliminate superfluous packing material and leverage eco-friendly materials
  • Promoting Sustainable Growing Practices that simplifies our supply chain and the environmental footprint
 
At TreeHouse, we are committed to sustainability through employee driven environmental change. In order to do so, we understand that we must continue to provide servant leadership to our employees and communities where we operate as they bring new ideas and actively seek to employ more environmentally sustainable practices. We will continue to share with you outstanding efforts and accomplishments of our employees through our annually updated Environmental Sustainability Report.

Sam K Reed (Chairman/CEO)                     Shay Braun (CSO)                          Dennis Riordan (President)