October 19, 2011

News Release

For Immediate Release

Ozarks GreenScore Recognizes Kraft Foods

Ozarks GreenScore will host a ceremony on Friday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Kraft Foods in Springfield, recognizing the plant’s commitment and accomplishments, including reaching Ozarks GreenScore Gold Level.

Ozarks GreenScore is a voluntary, non-regulatory program designed to educate, assist and recognize area businesses and organizations as they adopt environmentally sustainable practices. Quantitative and onsite assessments evaluate the participating organizations’ performance on criteria such as waste management, energy management, policy management, water conservation, as well as air and water quality protection.  Organizations are recognized as achieving the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Green level based on their performance scores. Informational resources and technical assistance is also available through the program to assist organizations in completing their worksheets, and identifying and implementing additional opportunities to raise their GreenScore and earn the associated higher level designation.

Drury University’s Ozarks Center for Sustainable Solutions, Drury Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and the Partnership for Sustainability and Springfield/Greene County Choose Environmental Excellence sponsor Ozarks GreenScore, with an additional nearly 20 organizations and agencies offering technical assistance as a part of the project.

Kraft Foods – Springfield accomplishments include:

An Ozarks GreenScore Gold Level Certificate will be presented at the ceremony.

“We’re honored to receive this ‘Gold’ recognition from Springfield and Ozarks GreenScore,” said Todd Sherman, Plant Manager, Kraft Foods Springfield.  “Our employees are passionately focused on finding sustainability ‘wins’ in every aspect of our business.  We are proud of our successes and we’re looking forward to continuing our sustainability journey.”

For further information: www.OzarksGreenScore.com and www.OzarksEnvironment.com  (How Green is YOUR Business?)

Media contacts: 
Ozarks GreenScore: Doug Neidigh, Program Manager, Drury University Ozarks Center for Sustainable Solutions --   873-7641; Sara Garretson, Market Development Specialist, City of Springfield Solid Waste Management Division – 864-2003

Kraft Foods:  Joyce Hodel, Corporate Affairs, 847-646-4538