Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship Bell Carter Olives Corning, CA. Largest Black Ripe Olive Producer In World Largest Olive Producer In United States # 1 Lindsay Brand Bell Carter Foods Doing The “Right” Thing – In The Past – In The Present – In The Future Long Term Sustainability is Bell Carter’s Strategy Sustainability Management System Environmental / Sustainability Policy Sustainability Team (Grassroots Effort) BC Commitment to Sustainability Projects BC Commitment to Waste Water Innovation BC Commitment To Renewable Energy Drive Toward “0” Waste Bell Carter Environmental / Sustainability Policy Sustainability Team Cross Functional Team – Operations – Maintenance – Wastewater – Engineering – Administration Monthly Meeting – Map Material / Water / Energy Streams – Identify Opportunities – Track / Communicate Results BCF Commitment To Sustainability Improvement 58 Sustainability Projects Have Been Completed Since 2006 8 Sustainability Projects Are in Progress 25 Sustainability Projects Are Being Planned For The Near Future Focusing On: – Energy Reduction – Water Usage Reduction – Renewable Energy – Fruit Re-Use (Culls) Black Ripe Olive Process Sustainability Opportunities – Wastewater Vinegar Lye Sodium Large Volume Of Water – Byproducts Pits Culls Oil Olive Particulate 3 Key Components To Our Sustainability Process Reduce Energy Consumption Bell Carter 5 Year Carbon Footprint (Natural Gas and Electric Combined) 0.34 0.33 0.32 3% Reduction 0.31 0.30 0.29 0.28 0.27 0.26 0.25 2007 2008 2009 Linear (Tons Co2 Emmissions / Ton Fruit) 2010 2011 Examples Of Usage Reduction Wastewater Treatment Requires Significant Energy A Large Amount Of Aeration is Required Continuously Working On Electrical Efficiency Participate In Power Curtailment Program Automated Power Management System Recent Energy Control System Recently Installed / Commissioned System PLC Controls For D.O. Control PLC Controls For Energy Management PLC Controls For Aeration Control 2,743,404 KWH Annual Savings 788 Tons Annually Of CO2 Reduction Equivalent To 497 Homes (@ 5,519 KWH / yr) Public Recognition PG&E Rebate = $114,475 Newspaper / Web Based Articles – Chico Enterprise Record – Red Bluff Daily News – Environmental Leader .Com – PR Web KHSL Channel 24 News (Chico) D:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_1.VOB Local Utility Supplier Pacific Gas & Electric Long Term Partnership Quotes From PG&E “The improvements “You’re“One an example of the things I cost money and he of whatthat like wethe about wish Bell appreciates everyone Carter would is that they company looked at the big picture” do” are a leader.” Tino Lia Nava PG&E White Lia PG&E White PG&E Account Manager N Valley N Exec ValleyMgr Exec Mgr Examples Of Recycle Efforts Cans Plastic Cardboard Office Paper Scrap Steel Wood Pallets Drums Pits / Culls Bio Solids Recology Data Bio Solids Removed Via Dredge / Centrifuge Recology Site Vacaville, CA. They Produce High Grade Mulch (S.F. Garbage) Bio Solids Used To Support Operation As Daily Cover vs. Soil High Grade Mulch Produced Wheelabrator Shasta Energy Co. Green Energy Producer (Anderson Ca.) Use Forest / Agricultural Materials 750,000 Tons Annually 20,000 Tons From Bell Carter Enough Power Generated By Our Pits/Culls To Power More Than 1811 Homes / Year (Approximately 10Million KWH / Year) Completed Recycle Project Examples Partner With City Of Corning on Electronic Recycling Bio Solids To Recology Site Pits To Wheelabrator The Major Difference Between BCF and Other Processors BCF Corning WWTP 27 Acre Treatment Facility Purely Olive Related Waste (no sanitary) Daily Flow Can Reach1MM Gallons / Day Biological (Natural) Treatment Our “Process” Allows Us To Increase The Rate Of Natures (Natural) Water Process Ultra-Filtration Technology Discharge To River (For Re-Use) Bell Carter Wastewater Discharge Highly Regulated By State Professionally Operated By Bell Carter Team Significant Investment – Capital / Operating Responsible Corporate Neighbor Social = Great Relationship With Neighbors – Tailgate Meetings – Tours – Note Books – Contact Information – Positive Feedback From Neighbors Over 5 Years With No Odor Complaints Great Relationship With Regional Water Board Great Relationship With Regional Air Board Wastewater Related Capital 5Years = $4,428,304 Committed To: – Compliance – Integrity – Innovation – Continuous Improvement – Doing The “Right” Things – Long Term Sustainability Bell Carter “Re-Use Cycle” Pits /Culls Olive Pieces Olive Production Facilities Carbon Neutral Electricity Olive Particles Olive Oil Sodium Water Fly Ash Ag Soil Amendment “Green” Co-Generation Facility Biological Treatment System Sacramento River Ultra Filtration (As Needed) Treated Water Bio-Solids Recology Site Natural Biological “Organisms” Found In All Water (Puddles, Ponds, Lakes, Rivers) Agricultural Use Municipal Water Bell Carter Quality Continuous Improvement Packaging Innovation – Bowls – Pouches Product Quality Emphasis – BC Differentiates From Domestic & Import Suppliers Audits Of Co-Packers Quality Controlled At Source (Variety, Quality Attributes) SQF - Level 3 – 2009 ISO - 2001 – 1999 Bell Carter Foods Going Forward Bell - Carter Will Continue To: – Drive Continuous Improvement Through All Operations – Drive Technological Innovation In Corning – Remain Good Stewards Of Our Environment Long Term Sustainability is Bell Carter’s Strategy Bell Carter Foods Doing The “Right” Thing – In The Past – In The Present – In The Future Thank You Questions ? 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