Manitowoc Foodservice Released 2011 Sustainability Report
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 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.
We are a 2010 & 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner
We don't just say we're environmentally responsible, we prove it. In 2011, we increased our ENERGY STAR® portfolio by 954 models, an increase of over 636%, to a total of over 1,100. We did this through new product development, product line extensions, and existing model upgrades. As a result of the increased number of products meeting ENERGY STAR criteria, coupled with our dedication to the research and development of energy-efficient foodservice products, Manitowoc was named two years in a row in 2010 and 2011 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Department of Energy. In 2012 we once again were named for Sustained Excellence.
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.
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We're on a Mission
At Manitowoc Foodservice we believe in being a responsible manufacturer, industry leader, and employer, not only for this generation, but for future generations. We routinely engage our customers, industry partners, employees, strategic suppliers, domestic and international government agencies and associations, and the communities that we serve around the world. For the past several years, Manitowoc Foodservice's sustainable product designs were validated by our customers through their continued investment in our foodservice equipment, even during recessionary markets. We attribute this to our innovative product designs that help customers operate in both a more environmentally friendly and a more profitable manner.