Lactalis Canada has partnered with provincial environmental protection agency South Nation Conservation to implement a large-scale tree-planting project at its Winchester, Ont. site. The project aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create habitat and form a green space between the plant’s industrial area and the town.
With a commitment to planting 10,000 trees in 2022 across 12-acres, Lactalis Canada’s Winchester site will now be home to the “Lactalis Canada Winchester Forest” which will house various tree species including Red Pine, White Pine, Black Walnut, White Oak, Bur Oak, Tamarack, Silver Maple, among others.
Lactalis Canada’s Winchester site hosted a special event for employees and their families on Saturday, May 7th which saw each family plant a tree seedling, children’s activities and more.
“As part of Lactalis Canada’s purpose to enrich and nurture the lives of Canadians, we are committed to making a positive economic, environmental and social contribution to the communities in which we operate,” said, Mark Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Lactalis Canada. “This tree planting project is just that – a green initiative that supports Lactalis Canada’s commitment to building a sustainable future and empowering our communities.”
In addition to this project, in October 2021, Lactalis Canada’s Winchester plant partnered with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project and Naturaide, a local company that creates native plant havens that benefit birds and pollinators, to plant a one-acre wildflower garden to attract local pollinators. In addition, Lactalis Canada completed a multi-million, four-year Wastewater Modernization Project at its Winchester plant that won the 2021 Canadian Grocer Impact Award in the Sustainability category.