Business 100 Green Initiatives

Patrick Callaghan, President

Pepperidge Farm falls under the larger umbrella of the Campbell Soup Company, which details on its website its commitment to sustainability “from farm to table.” One thing Pepperidge Farm has done in particular is to use an alternative energy source to power its Bloomfield, CT plant.

In 2007 Pepperidge Farm partnered with the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund and FuelCell Energy, Inc. to install a 1.2-megawatt natural gas powered fuel cell in its Bloomfield, Connecticut, baking plant. Scheduled to go online in the summer of 2008, the new cell will provide approximately 57 percent of the bakery's energy needs. When combined with a smaller, 250-kilowatt fuel cell installed in 2006, the two cells are expected to supply nearly 70 percent of the total electricity needs of the plant and save an estimated $700,000 annually in utility charges.

Channeling excess heat from the system into bakery processes and reducing the fuel needed for plant boilers will generate further energy savings. The fuel cells also reduce the plant's carbon footprint because emissions no longer include sulfur and nitrous oxide. In addition, the fuel cells operate silently, reducing the overall noise level at the plant.

Pfizer

MacDara Lynch, Vice President

Pfizer’s current goal is to reduce GHG emissions by 20% from 2008-2012. They also have a Green Chemistry initiative, which has reduced waste and the use of chemical solvents in the making of pharmaceuticals. Pfizer is a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project.

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Kieran Claffey, Partner

PwC is global advisor and report writer of the Carbon Disclosure Project, which aims to provide investors with analysis of how the world’s largest companies are responding the climate change. PwC also contributes to sustainability projects and climate change research in Kazhakstan, New Zealand, Korea, and the Netherlands.

Tiffany & Co.

James Quinn, President

Tiffany sources gemstones and precious metals from mines that operate at the highest levels of environmental responsibility. They will not use new mines in places of ecological value, and they collaborate with Earthworks and Oxfam on developing responsible mining practices. In addition, Tiffany no longer uses or sells coral because to do so damages ecosystems. The company supports research focused on protecting reef ecosystems and is a member of the No Dirty Gold campaign and the Climate Leaders Program to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases.

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