Frito Lay Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., facility has become the city’s first member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track Program by demonstrating excellence in environmental management and committing to above-standard goals for continuous improvements in environmental performance. Today, the EPA has recognized Frito-Lay Rancho Cucamonga for this achievement at a flag raising ceremony. Frito-Lay’s Rancho Cucamonga facility becomes one of only 41 California companies to receive Performance Track. Frito-Lay’s sites in Wooster, Ohio, Orlando, Fla., Pulaski, Tenn., Canton, Ohio, Gothenburg, Neb., and Sidney, Ill., also were accepted into the program this year.
Performance Track recognizes facilities that have a strong record of environmental compliance, set three-year goals for continuous improvements in environmental performance beyond regulatory requirements, have internal systems in place to manage environmental impact, engage in community outreach and consistently report results.
“For nearly a decade, Frito-Lay Rancho Cucamonga has had a resource conservation program that has helped the facility achieve significant reductions in water, fuel and electricity use,” said Leslie Starr Keating, senior vice president, operations, Frito-Lay North America. “As a company, Frito-Lay continuously seeks to build on these efforts and further strengthen our environmental stewardship – joining EPA’s Performance Track Program is part of that strategy.”