Breaking News

Tom’s of Maine Moves to

March 9, 2006

100% Renewable Wind Energy
● Tom’s of Maine announced that its manufacturing and fulfillment facility has moved to renewable wind energy. The change will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1.5 million pounds per year, the equivalent of planting 214 acres of trees or removing 138 cars from the road.
“One of our central beliefs is that Tom’s of Maine can be financially successful while behaving in a socially responsible and environmentally sensitive manner,” said chief executive officer and co-founder Tom Chappell. “Our move to renewable wind energy is another exciting example of how doing what is good for nature and good for communities, turns out to be good for the bottom line as well.”
Tom O’Brien, chief operating officer and Mark Dobrovolny, director of product supply, partnered with Constellation NewEnergy and Clean Air Cool Planet to make the project an environmental and economic success.
As of Jan. 31, 2006, the energy procured for Tom’s of Maine 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Sanford, ME has been generated by the Ainsworth Wind Energy Facility in Nebraska. The 100% Wind Renewable Energy Certificate product is certified by the Green-e certification program administered by the Center for Resource Solutions. Tom’s of Maine is purchasing 130,000 kilowatt hours of energy per month or approximately 1,150 Megawatts per year of renewable energy certificates from the wind farm. This purchase will avoid the emission of more than 1,587,000 lb. of carbon dioxide pollution this year. More info: www.tomsofmaine.com; www.cleanair-coolplanet.org; www.newenergy.com.
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • What

    What's Next for the UK?

    Sarah Boumphrey, Euromonitor International||June 27, 2016
    Euromonitor weighs in on how Brexit could impact consumer product companies.

  • The Future of Innovation

    The Future of Innovation

    Nancy Jeffries, Contributing Editor||June 27, 2016
    Fashion Institute of Technology graduate students tackle a far-reaching topic for their Capstone project.

  • Henkel Grabs the Sun

    Henkel Grabs the Sun

    Ian Bell, Euromonitor International||June 24, 2016
    Euromonitor's Ian Bell on the impact the purchase will have on the US detergent industry.

  • Take Notice

    Take Notice

    Melissa Meisel , Associate Editor||June 1, 2016
    Packaging trends revolve around trendy artwork, eco-conscious materials—and portability is a plus too!

  • Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||June 1, 2016
    An update on nature-identical ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products.

  • Shiseido Advances in the US

    Shiseido Advances in the US

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director||June 1, 2016
    New facility in Windsor, NJ demonstrates its dedication to the US and other markets outside Japan.