Dr Pepper Snapple Group sets five year objectives for sustainability that will improve energy consumption per unit of product produced and reduce the materials used in product packaging. The company just released its corporate social responsibility report and has established a baseline for sustainability and established initiatives in support of its continuous improvement roadmap. …
Improve energy efficiency in manufacturing operations by 10% per gallon of finished product.
Increase product shipments per gallon of fuel used by 20%.
Replace 60,000 vending machines and coolers with Energy Star-rated equipment that is approximately 30% more energy efficient.
Reduce water usage and wastewater discharge ratio in manufacturing operations by 10% per gallon of finished product.
Recycle 80% of solid waste in manufacturing.
Conserve more than 60 million lbs. of PET plastic through package reengineering and increased use of post-consumer recycled material. “ …
via Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS): Five-Year Goals for Corporate Social Responsibility.
In its CSR report, the company discussed its recent successes, such as software-driven optimization for its transportation logistics, product development and engineering improvements, and shop-floor manufacturing efficiencies. …
… “DPS is addressing environmental sustainability by reducing fuel consumption with logistics software that configures shorter, more efficient delivery routes and by installing idle shut-down and electronic speed limiters.
The company has numerous package engineering projects under way that are producing lighter plastic bottles across most sizes and formats and is identifying opportunities to incorporate post-consumer recycled content into PET containers.
And by using de-ionized air rather than water to rinse containers on most production lines, the company is conserving approximately 10,000 gallons per day on each line. “ …
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