OTTAWA, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Transport Minister, John Baird,
announced today that Frito Lay Canada is the recipient of the 2009 SCL Green
Supply Chain Award. The award, which is issued by Supply Chain and Logistics
Association Canada (SCL), is sponsored by Transport Canada and was presented
yesterday in Vaughan, Ontario.
Recipients of the annual award are selected on the basis of strong
environmental leadership and their firm commitment to promoting green
"This award recognizes the environmental leadership Frito Lay Canada has
shown in every aspect of its business operations," said Minister Baird. "The
company is a model of corporate responsibility and is an example to others."
A high percentage of Frito Lay Canada's tractor engines use modern
emission-reducing technology, and its delivery vehicles have been custom
designed using lightweight materials to reduce fuel consumption. These and
other measures the company has implemented make its operations more efficient
and benefit the environment.
Frito Lay Canada is a member of the PepsiCo Inc. family of companies. As
Canada's largest snack food company, Frito Lay Canada employs over 4,500
people and operates five plants - Taber (Alberta), Lethbridge (Alberta),
Cambridge (Ontario), Lauzon (Quebec) and Kentville (Nova Scotia). Frito Lay
Canada's sustainability efforts support PepsiCo's broader commitment to reduce
the use of water by 20 per cent, energy by 20 per cent and fuel consumption by
25 per cent by 2015.
As part of the Government of Canada's environmental agenda, Transport
Canada also supports industry efforts through its ecoFREIGHT initiatives,
which are aimed at reducing environmental and health impacts of freight
transportation through the use of technology.
For further information:
For further information: Chris Day, Press Secretary, Office of Transport
Minister John Baird, Ottawa, (613) 991-0700; Media Relations, Transport
Canada, Ottawa, (613) 993-0055; Transport Canada is online at www.tc.gc.ca.
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