WINCHESTER – Following four years of upgrading and expanding its waste water treatment plant, the Lactalis Canada plant in Winchester has won an industry award for its efforts.
The plant, and owner Lactalis recently pled guilty to charges by Ministry of Environment, yet won the first-ever Canadian Grocer Impact Award in the category of sustainability.
Lactalis received over $750,000 in fines and damages following its guilty plea.
The award recognizes the company’s efforts to cut the smell and noise from the plant, a 35 per cent electricity reduction and “an enhanced wastewater treatment process at the plant.”
Company president and CEO Mark Taylor said in a release that it was the company’s responsibility to “lay the framework of a sustainable and prosperous future in the communities we operate in.”
He added that the award underscores the importance the industry must place on responsible and sustainable business practices.
The CGIA recognizes retailers, suppliers, and providers that make meaningful difference in the industry.
Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Morrisburg Leader