Taylor Farms’ Guanajuato, MX facility has received TRUE Platinum certification from Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). To date, Taylor Farms has received the TRUE Platinum certification at four facilities in North America.
“Our team in Mexico took ownership and initiative to achieve this certification in record fashion,” said Wyatt Maysey, director of sustainability, Taylor Farms. “The facility achieved the highest diversion rate in the entire Taylor Farms network and implemented innovative waste reduction practices, including on-site composting and upstream reduction of packaging and single-use materials. We’re excited to continue taking this success forward to additional facilities.”
Right: Wyatt Maysey
Facilities achieve TRUE certification by meeting a specific number of credit requirements and reaching at least 90 percent overall waste diversion from landfill for 12 consecutive months. Taylor Farms’ facility in Guanajuato achieved a diversion rate of over 98 percent in 2021. By implementing material management practices, the facility diverted more than 1,700 tons of material such as cardboard, plastic, organics, wood scrap, and metal from landfills.
Taylor Farms’ facility in Guanajuato achieved a diversion rate of over 98 percent in 2021.
Before this facility received the certification, three Taylor Farms facilities in Monterey County achieved the highest level of TRUE certification, focused on diverting over 90 percent of materials from landfills, incinerators, and the environment. To learn more about TRUE, visit its website.
As a North American producer of salads and healthy fresh foods, Taylor Farms says its greatest opportunity to create positive, long-lasting social and environmental impact is through its products, processes, and people.
“Businesses must go beyond current wasteful practices and think critically about how to redesign processes so that less waste is produced in the first place,” says Peter Templeton, president and CEO of U.S. Green Building Council and GBCI. “Implementing zero waste business practices requires rethinking, retraining, new tools, and strong leadership to change current waste systems. With Taylor Farms’ leadership in this endeavor, it is making great strides for its employees, community, and consumers at large.”