Vista Outdoor Receives Environmental Quality Award at Lewiston, Idaho Facility
October 22, 2015
Pictured left to right: Ben Jarvis, Idaho DEQ Pollution Prevention Coordinator; John Genzer, Vista Outdoor Production Supervisor; Carrie Bieren, Vista Outdoor Environmental Compliance Technician.
Clearfield, Utah – Vista Outdoor’s (NYSE: VSTO) Lewiston, Idaho facility was recently recognized as “Pollution Prevention Champions” by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The award was earned for the company’s successful efforts to reduce pollution at its CCI/Speer ammunition manufacturing facility.
“Vista Outdoor has utilized in-process recycling to great effect and has significantly reduced the amount of hazardous waste generated as a result. This has resulted in significant cost savings and long-term environmental benefits moving forward,” said Ben Jarvis, Pollution Prevention Coordinator for Idaho’s DEQ. “The company demonstrated how they incorporate pollution prevention into daily operations by reducing raw materials or toxic materials purchased; hazardous or solid waste generated; water, energy, or fuel used; or air pollutants emitted. They are a great example of how reducing waste can not only help the environment but also save a company money while meeting customers’ needs.”
The most recent pollution prevention achievement by the Lewiston facility has been the implementation of an in-process acetone recycling and recovery system. This system will allow the company to significantly reduce its hazardous waste generation and reduce the volume of acetone needed for production by over 15,000 gallons per year. By purchasing less solvent, the company is decreasing disposal volumes and reducing the risk of accidental releases into the environment – reducing risks to the environment and its workers. Solvents are ubiquitous in nearly every type of manufacturing operation from metal fabrication to food processing. The company made great strides improving the way solvents are used and managed while also cutting down on the need to transport waste.
“At Vista Outdoor, we are deeply committed to environmental stewardship,” said Marty Zacha, the company’s Vice President of Ammunition. “We operate our businesses in an environmentally responsible and compliant manner, recycling and reusing materials and limiting waste in our factories. As part of our corporate policy, we incorporate regular self-examination of our operations to quantify and properly manage our environmental impacts. We adhere to quantifiable environmental goals and accountabilities in our business decisions. We implement pollution prevention, energy conservation and greenhouse gas emission reduction programs, and much more. We couldn’t be more proud of our achievements in environmental stewardship recognized through this award.”
About CCI and Speer
CCI Ammunition and Speer are a brands of Vista Outdoor Inc., an outdoor sports and recreation company. To learn more about these brands, visit www.cci-ammunition.com and www.speer-ammo.com.
About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products in the ammunition, firearms and outdoor products categories. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 10 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada along with international sales and sourcing operations in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook atwww.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.
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