Walter Kraus, George Weston/Loblaws - Compost Council of Canada

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Walter Kraus, George Weston/Loblaws - Compost Council of Canada

Walter Kraus

Senior Director, Environmental Affairs

Compost Council of Canada National Conference – Ottawa, ON

September 24, 2010


Acknowledgments

Doug Carruthers, Organic Resources

Management, Inc.

Brian O’Connor, U-PAK Disposals Inc.

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Loblaw Companies Limited Overview

Canada’s largest food distributor

(Cdn$30.8 billion in 2009 sales)

Plus, leading provider of:

Drugstore

General merchandise

Financial products & services

Over 139,000 full-time and part-time

employees

Over 1,000 corporate and franchised

stores from coast to coast

Four unique formats of stores

to meet varying customer needs

Great Food

Superstore

Hard Discount

Wholesale

Served by 25 company operated warehouses

Offers Canada’s strongest control brands

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The Way We Do Business

1. Respect our environment

2. Source with integrity

3. Make a positive difference

in our community

4. Reflect our nation’s

diversity

5. Be a great place to work

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CSR report: www.loblaw.ca/csr

Questions: csr@loblaw.ca

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Respect the Environment

Our Priorities

Reduce our carbon footprint, and work with our suppliers

and customers to do the same

Divert waste from landfill taking a ”reduce, reuse,

recycle” approach to products and processes

Drive innovation in PC G.R.E.E.N products to help

customers reduce their environmental impacts without

compromising performance

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Our Waste Management Aim

1. To be an industry leader in finding ways to divert

waste from landfill

2. Support the building of infrastructure to reduce

our waste management costs over the long term

3. To divert an overall average of 70% of our store

and warehouse generated wastes from landfill

4. To divert an overall average of 80% of our store

support centre generated wastes from landfill

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If You Don’t Measure It …

We took steps to

Establish and enforce consistent metrics across our

business and from our service providers

Conduct backdoor waste audits at store level to confirm

our suspicions about our top opportunities

Provide each store with a snapshot of their waste

management performance metrics every period

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… You Can’t Manage It

We took steps to

Implement a competitive bid process to reduce our

landfill costs

Implement a competitive bid process to maximize our

corrugated cardboard and paper revenue while

minimizing markets risks

Implement competition between stores for the best

waste diversion performance

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Waste Audit Results - 2007

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Waste Audit Results - 2007

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Waste Audits - 2010

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Waste Audits – 2010

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Waste Audits – 2010

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Waste Audits - 2010

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Historical Organic Waste Diversion Practices

Limited organic diversion

Bakery

Produce

Meat Department scraps

Damages

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Organic Waste Management Initiatives

Assign Resources

Assigned staff in each region to drive Waste

Management Program

West / Ontario / Quebec & Atlantic Canada

Training

Store Learning Centres

Reducing foreign material in organic waste streams

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Organic Waste Management Initiatives

Reduce Shrink

Includes product that is thrown in the garbage




Food that goes bad

Food that runs short of its code life

Includes display and transport packaging

Improve our in-store practices



More active replenishment

Compactor lock-down

Improve our ordering practices




Reduce packaging in a product that we buy

Divert a product into recycling or into composting

Reduce costs and benefit the environment

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Organic Waste Management Initiatives

Enhanced Organic Waste Diversion

Brown and Yellow Grease


Fryer and food prep oils collected from HMR Department





Improved collection systems being installed as space and budgets permit

Reprocessing into biodiesel

Combined with diesel fuel

Loblaw-owned fleets now operate on a 5-10% (B5-B10) biodiesel fuel blend

Solid Organics


Produce, seafood, bakery, HMR






Composting –Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario

Biogas - Ontario

Digestion – British Columbia

Animal feed

Compactor lock-down

Store Support Centres



Recycling centres

Compostable cafeteria supplies

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Organic Waste Management Initiatives

Partnerships

Organic Resources Management Inc.

AZN2

U-PAK Disposal

Rothsay

Alternative Processing Systems (APS)

HONU Environmental

Metro / Cascades

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Organic Waste Management Initiatives

Participation in biogas projects

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Biogas – Farm Based

Leftover to Lights Program




Partnering with Organic Resource Management Inc. (ORMI)

All grease trap waste from Ontario stores and 10% of solid organics

converted into biogas renewable energy at Ottawa-based anaerobic

digester

Food residuals liquified into a slurry

The organic slurry is then collected by ORMI vacuum trucks

along with the grease interceptor residuals to be processed

into AD feedstock at the ORMI's transfer stations

Delivered to ADs under the Company's exclusive long-term

AD Feedstock Supply Agreements

Supports energy requirements of farm with surplus put into the market

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ORMI Organic Resource Recovery Transfer

Refine any & all available

Organic Residuals into

clean, consistent, reliable

Digester Feedstocks

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How Are We Performing?

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Store Waste Diversion Performance

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Supply Chain Waste Management Scorecard –

2010 YTD

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Managing Our Waste – Store Support Centres

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