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Sustainability Update: Paper Reduction

Sustainability Update by Jenna Keany

 

 

Did you know Keany Produce underwent a thorough review of our practices in 2016 to identify areas of our business we could make more environmentally sustainable? From this review, we outlined a number of initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint. One major initiative we identified was reducing our paper consumption by switching our invoices from four sheets to two. In April of 2017, we implemented the switch. In a single year, we reduced our paper use by 2,184,000 sheets, which roughly equates to 262 trees. By making this simple change, we were able to prevent 17.8 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere, which is the equivalent to 41.3 barrels of oil, or 19,510 pounds of coal burned. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy environment for future generations, and will continue to make decisions that reflect these values.