2016 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award Winner: Griffith Foods

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

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For almost one hundred years, Griffith Foods has been a key contributor and active member within the global food industry. Founded in 1919 originally as Griffith Laboratories, the fourth generation family-owned organization is a global developer and manufacturer of customized food ingredients. They produce seasonings, food textures and coatings, sauces, bakery and dough products, functional blends, and food safety solutions.

Through their sustainability efforts, the company increased cafeteria recycling by 50%, diverted 1.3 million pounds of liquid waste from landfills, and reduced water use in sanitation by 537,000 gallons in 2015.
Original languageEnglish (US)
TypeIllinois Sustainability Awards Case Studies
PublisherIllinois Sustainable Technology Center
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
StatePublished - Apr 2019

Publication series

NameTN Series (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center)


  • Food manufacturing -- Environmental aspects -- Case studies
  • Food manufacturing -- Source reduction (Waste management) -- Case studies
  • Food manufacturing -- Water conservation -- Case studies
  • Illinois Sustainability Awards


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