Our world continues to change at a rapid pace. In the face of environmental issues that affect our nation and the planet as a whole, businesses have two options: ignore them and hope they go away, or do something.
As one of the Mid-Atlantic’s top wholesale food service distributors, Feeser’s is leading the way in eco-friendly practices with our green initiatives. This is just one more way we show our commitment to your business and your community.
While many businesses have been rethinking environmental practices in the last 10 years, Feeser’s green efforts can be traced back to the late 1970s. It was then that we began looking for better energy conservation methods and waste management practices.
First, we switched to diesel in all our transportation vehicles, as this fuel is far more efficient and emits less pollution. We also changed to ammonia-based freezer and refrigeration systems as opposed to Freon-based, eliminating one of the largest pollutants from our center of operations.
Before the age of recycling centers, we initiated a company-wide recycling program in the early 1980s. We recycled everything we could, from plastic wrap to office paper to green bar computer paper. By 2008, we turned in 200 tractor-trailer loads of recyclable material.
One of our biggest green efforts has been among our fleet of delivery trucks. Getting our customers the products they need when they need them means a lot of miles are clocked. In early 2000, we started using on-board computer systems to store DOT hours of service electronically, eliminating written logs and mounds of wasted paper. Our Omnitracs XRS solution also keeps track of our drivers’ driving habits, so we can address practices that don’t align with our green policies.
Every step a business takes toward reducing their overall carbon footprint is a step towards a healthier planet. While we’re proud to have pioneered environmentally friendly practices in the food service industry, we’re also committed to carrying that change into the future through current and future green initiatives, including:
With more customers taking notice of environmental issues, it makes sense to partner with a full-service food distributor committed to eco-friendly practices to increase your reputation as a green company.
Contact Feeser’s for more information about our green initiatives and eco-friendly practices. Give us a call at 1-800-326-2828 to speak with a sales representative about how we can meet all your food service supply needs.