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Gill Onions stays among the ranks of sustainability leaders...
FEBRUARY 4, 2010 Oxnard, CA – Gills Onions is pleased to announce its Climate Registered™ status by The Climate Registry, a non-profit greenhouse gas emissions registry in North America.
Since 2008, Gills Onions has voluntarily measured, managed and reported its greenhouse gas emissions. Becoming Climate Registered means that Gills Onions continues to meet rigorous transparency, accuracy and comprehensiveness standards established by The Climate Registry.
Gills Onions is a 26-year old, family owned and operated grower and food processor with the most innovative fresh-onion processing plant in the world. Nikki Rodoni, Director of Sustainability, commented, “Being awarded Climate Registered status for a second consecutive year demonstrates Gills Onions’ commitment to outstanding environmental leadership within the food growing and processing industry.”
Passionate about minimizing their impact on the environment, the company has implemented a number of conservation initiatives in the areas of water, green packaging, and clean energy. In 2009, Gills Onions opened its Advanced Energy Recovery System (AERS) which converts 100% of Gills Onions’ daily production waste (up to 300,000 pounds) into renewable energy and cattle feed, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“Climate Registered organizations understand that there are both environmental and economic benefits to understanding and managing your carbon footprint,” said Denise Sheehan, Executive Director of The Climate Registry. “Gills Onions has become part of a powerful community of Climate Registered organizations, with substantive data guiding and supporting its sustainable activities.”
About The Climate Registry
The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization that operates the only carbon footprint registry in North America supported by states, provinces, territories and tribes. The Climate Registry helps hundreds of public and private organizations measure, report and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with integrity.
For more information, please visit www.theclimateregistry.org.