Sustainability

Report
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
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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
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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)
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Local Utility Supplier
 Pacific Gas & Electric
 Long Term Partnership
 Quotes From PG&E
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Examples Of Recycle Efforts
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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.
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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
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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
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