Increasing Renewable Energy
Heinz continued to evaluate potential opportunities to utilize renewable energy resources such as biofuels, solar power and wind.
In 2013, the Company’s use of alternative energy improved from the baseline year but remained below target.
New technology included the installation of a biomass boiler at our Quero® factory in Nerópolis, Brazil. The boiler, which uses sugar cane bagasse, eucalyptus chips and corn straw for fuel, helped the factory reduce its annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions per unit of production by approximately 60%.
Heinz will continue to explore cost-effective renewable energy opportunities.