Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced its Mountain Prairie Farms location (Las Animas, Colo.) has been recognized by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment with a Gold Award. The Environmental Leadership Award Program recognizes Colorado organizations for going beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and for their commitment to continual environmental improvement.
“We are honored to receive the Gold Award from the Environmental Leadership Program,” said John Lofdahl, production manager at Mountain Prairie Farms. “We are committed to taking care of the environment and preserving precious resources, and this award is a testament of our efforts.”
“We are proud to recognize all of Colorado’s environmental leaders and work with them to reduce barriers to innovation while protecting public health and the environment,” said department Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Larry Wolk.
Some of the Mountain Prairie Farms environmental achievements in 2016 included saving 565 million gallons of water by recycling wastewater, and recycling 1.2 million pounds of steel from a remodeling project.
The Gold Award was presented to Mountain Prairie Farms by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in partnership with the Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and the Colorado Environmental Partnership at the 18th annual Environmental Leadership Awards on Oct. 4.
For additional information about the company’s environmental sustainability efforts, please visit the Hormel Foods 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report.