Frito-Lay Executive to Discuss Corporate Sustainability at VLS
April 2, 2010
SOUTH ROYALTON, VT — A Frito-Lay, Inc., executive will discuss his company's efforts to go "green" at a presentation hosted by Vermont Law School's Business Law Society on Wednesday, April 7.
Titled "Corporate Responsibility: Getting to Green," the presentation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Chase Center. The event is free and open to the public.
"We think it's important for our first speaker to address the disconnect between society's environmental concerns and the goals of big business," said Michelle Bleeker, a member of the Business Law Society. "A great way to enforce environmental responsibility among big corporations is to influence change from within. Frito Lay is one of many companies that are including the ideals of sustainability as a primary goal."
David Haft, Frito-Lay's group vice president for sustainability and productivity, will discuss the PepsiCo division's sustainability initiatives. At Frito-Lay's plant in Modesto, Calif., solar energy is used to make some of the snacks. At the company's facility in Casa Grande, Ariz., water and electricity consumption have been reduced by 90 percent and natural gas use by 80 percent. The Casa Grande project is being used as a learning lab for Frito-Lay's more than 30 other facilities.
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