Green Star Partnership (TGSP) is an environmental leadership program facilitated by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The partnership recognizes Tennessee industries that are committed to sustainability and that exhibit continuous improvement throughout their entire operation. Sharing successes, networking, and best management practices are just a few of the opportunities TGSP offers its members.
Benefits of membership in the TGSP include recognizing and sharing success in sustainability. The TGSP develops partner highlights as one of the many ways sustainability in action is shared through it’s members.
This month’s (December 2016) partner highlight is Unilever of Covington, Tennessee. Unilever is a company with a massive global footprint. Over 2 billion people use their products every day in over 190 countries. Of the 169,000 employees that work for Unilever, around 700 are employed in Unilever of Covington. The facility is the largest ice cream manufacturing site in North America.
Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, has set an ambition to be one of the most sustainable corporations on the planet. That means that Unilever of Covington wastes absolutely nothing. This is accomplished by always searching for the highest and best use for discards and by-products.
Read more about Unilever’s commitment to sustainability success. [PDF on TN DEC site]