The creameries are also home to a wide variety of sustainability initiatives, paying particular attention to energy, water and waste. Through collaboration with key partners like the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, initiatives with other companies and Green Team efforts at our own facilities, we are keeping busy trying to better manage our impacts.
Learn more on our facilities' sustainable initiatives below.
We make an effort to conserve water resources
In 2014, we invested in a project that would save water, conserve resources & increase productivity.
This technology has transformed the way Cabot facilities handle wastewater. Because we know that we live in a world with limited resources, we are tackling the issue of conservation head on, using context based sustainability to make sure we only take our fair share to make the world’s best cheddar. Quick Facts on Cabot's Water Re-use:
Solar Power in our Plants
This initiative is a result of the long-time partnership between Cabot and Casella Waste Systems. Currently, the compactor is powered by a combination of traditional electricity and the solar energy absorbed from the newly installed panel. This solar attachment greatly reduces the amount of traditional electricity needed. On a typical sunny day, the solar panel can absorb enough energy to power the compactor for five days, instantly providing a source of renewable energy while also saving Cabot money on energy costs.
Making Cheddar Better...For Our Communities
We aren't fully satisfied by making the "World's Best Cheddar" - we aspire to make our products even better by recognizing and managing the impacts they present. It begins by understanding those impacts over the life of the products - a life cycle assessment. On both the farm and facilities sides, we have been and still are very involved in national efforts to measure and manage the impacts of dairy agriculture.
We hope to better understand and learn more about the following: