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Kraft Foods continues to deploy xChange Point energy system as part of sustainability efforts

FBR Staff Writer Published 24 February 2011

Kraft Foods has decided to expand the implementation of xChange Point real-time energy management and carbon reduction system of energy intelligence company EPS Corp at all of the manufacturing facilities in its grocery business unit, as part of the company’s global sustainability efforts.

The international food company said that the decision to roll out xChange Point to additional sites was based on the success of its initial implementation in one facility.

Kraft Foods has already cut energy use in its manufacturing plants by 15% and energy-related emissions by 17% through the end of 2009.

EPS' xChange Point system is deployed by multiple Fortune 1000 manufacturing companies to use real-time, enterprise-wide data, together with recommendations by EPS experts, to reduce energy and water use and carbon emissions.

This software as a service solution provides an enterprise-wide view of key sustainability and production metrics that can help curtail costs while improving sustainability at facilities across the company.

In its quest to drive further sustainability improvements, the company's Grocery Business Unit selected EPS' xChange Point solution to monitor and curtail energy use and carbon emissions, identify the most compelling options for achieving target reductions, and track the results.

Kraft Foods Safety and Environmental Sustainability global vice president Diane Wolf said achieving continual reductions in energy use and carbon emissions at our manufacturing facilities is a top strategic priority for the company.

"This is especially rewarding for us because Kraft Foods is not only a leader in the food industry but also in sustainability," said Jay Zoellner, Chief Executive Officer of EPS Corp.

"Through xChange Point, we were able to deliver substantial additional value to an already efficient facility within its Grocery Business Unit. We are very confident about the ability to further advance their sustainability successes with this rollout of our solution.

Headquartered in California, EPS Corp develops and implements analytic, efficiency, and clean generation systems for Fortune 1000 companies.

The company's integrated product and services suite is delivered using The EPS Way, an innovative three-step process that maximizes energy and carbon reductions through financially compelling solutions.