New Port Richey, Fla. - December 2, 2011 - Manitowoc Foodservice in conjunction with its parent company, The Manitowoc Company, is pleased to announce the completion of their second annual Corporate Sustainability Report.
Extended product life Extended product life is the foundation of our products and customer sustainability initiatives. By working to extend the life of our products, Manitowoc Foodservice reduces the demand for raw materials and energy consumed when new products are manufactured, packaged, and shipped.
New product introduction We've incorporated guidelines for use of sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials into our new product introduction process, along with similar guidelines for energy and water saving. This discipline helps us to maintain rigorous focus on these important initiatives as we design products for the future. As a result, we are incorporating more environmentally friendly materials into our design.
Committed to product development that meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR® guidelines Manitowoc was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Department of Energy for two years in a running in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 and 2013 we were honored with the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence award. For 2014 and beyond we will continue to partner with government agencies and customers alike to develop products that meet our customers demands for lower operational costs and greater energy efficiency.
EnerLogic Not all foodservice equipment has a category monitored by ENERGY STAR guidelines. Manitowoc's EnerLogic™ offers products that have been shown to reduce energy or resource costs based on third party assessment. To date, Manitowoc Foodservice manufactures more than 1,800 products that comply with either ENERGY STAR or our own EnerLogic program.
U.S. Green Building Council As an active member of the US Green Building Council, Manitowoc Foodservice builds EnerLogic products that are designed to contribute to and support the US Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Rating System. Improving numerous products so that they meet the U.S. Green Building Committee's water standards is another example of our commitment to assisting customers in decreasing their environmental footprint, while at the same time decreasing their cost of doing business. As part of our corporate membership with LEED, Cleveland Range developed a brochure that provides customers a complete overview of all the products that support LEED certification.
We believe it is our mission to be a responsible manufacturer, industry leader, and employer, not only for this generation, but for future generations. This first report identifies our past initiatives and benchmarks where we are at today. The results of this survey will be used to identify future endeavors and keep us pointed in the right direction.