Our bottling plant is an ISO 14001 certified facility. Certification under this international standard for environmental management systems attests to our commitment to manage and continually reduce the environmental impact of our bottling operations. Since the 1990s, our plant has repeatedly received this certification, with the most recent certificate obtained for the period of 2008-2011.
As part of our continuous improvement goals, we are adjusting our facilities and equipment to minimize energy use through a number of engineering and equipment upgrade projects. Our plant has set up a formal “‘Energy Committee’” that is charged with identifying opportunities and projects to reduce energy use. For example, we have recently completed a facility-wide installation of 70% more energy-efficient lighting. We also perform regular modifications and upgrades of electrical equipment to optimize overall power usage.
In 2008, FIJI Water relocated its corporate offices to LEED-certified interiors that feature a number of environmentally friendly building design features such as furnishings made of recycled materials, energy-saving design elements, lighting, and equipment, and ample recycling facilities.
Through a series of continued Six Sigma projects, we have increased our bottle-making and filling efficiencies in the last two years by 15%. As a result, we have reduced our manufacturing-related emissions in 2009 and expect to realize further improvements in 2010.