SUSTAINABILITY

True is exceeding California Energy Commission and
Department of Energy standards without sacrificing quality through the following methods:

Green Innovation

Emphasizing green innovation like our Reversing Condenser Fan Motor which reverses during defrost off cycles to help keep condenser coil free from dirt, dust and debris. Keeping coils clean optimizes the unit's performance providing colder holding temperatures and increased energy efficiency.

Utilizing Recycled Materials

Utilizing green materials and components such as recycled composite materials and Ecomate®, the blowing agent with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of Zero and an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of Zero. Developing refrigeration equipment operating on Natural Refrigerants (near "0" GWP).

RoHS Compliant

True equipment meets RoHS compliance. RoHS stands for "Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances" in electrical and electronic equipment. We reduced the use of major hazardous substances in the production of True products, such as lead, mercury and cadmium by 99%.

Energy efficiency has always been part of our design process.

 

We continue to utilize new technologies to improve our systems to be the most efficient in the industry, without sacrificing the performance that ultimately provides food safety for our customers throughout the world. At True Manufacturing, we are continually searching out environmentally friendly components and processes that will reduce our carbon footprint. This process encapsulates both our approach to manufacturing as well as our approach to the performance of our equipment.

We’ve Generated Enough Power to Operate:

16,834 | Light bulbs for a year

75 | Homes for a year

344 | Cars for a year

238 | Televisions for a year

Sustainability Starts at Home

True's Facilities and People

Energy Conservation

  • Replaced rooftop air conditioners with more efficient Economizer units. The units use fresh air virtually "free" for cooling during the fall, winter and early spring 
  • Solar water heating
  • Reduced office lighting load by 30%

Sustainable Alternatives

  • Installed automated water faucets and hand dryers to regulate water usage and reduce paper towel waste
  • Cafeteria switched from Styrofoam plates and bowls to environmentally-friendly paper products
  • Implemented the Box-on-Demand machine for all part shipments. This machine custom makes boxes to the shape and size of each part sent out, thereby reducing the amount of cardboard used for these shipments. Additionally, any scrap produced by this machine is shredded and re-used as packaging material, reducing our reliance on Styrofoam

Recycling Program

  • Paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard, clear plastic, mixed metals
  • Cumulative savings of 9141.45 tons of material out of landfills since January 2008 – the equivalent of removing the annual CO2 emissions of 2706 homes

Production Process

Just a few of the improvements True has made in our production processes...

  • Closed loop water systems (conserves water)
  • Powder coating (reduces VOCs)
  • Printing with UV inks (eliminates solvents)
  • Ecomate® foam insulation (0% GWP/ODP)
  • Material recycling

2015 compared to 2000, True has... 

  • Reduced water usage by 46% per square foot
  • 99.97% reduction in TRI (Toxic Release Inventory) reported chemical releases
  • Reduced the release of CO2 by 502,000 metric tons – the equivalent of removing 105,684 cars off the road last year 
  • Reduced natural gas consumption by 50% per square foot
  • Recycled 100% of scrap metal
  • The use of propane reduces the use of high GWP gases

True is an Original Energy Star® Partner for Commercial Refrigeration.

True Harnesses the Power of the Sun

We have partnered with Missouri’s Brightergy, who has designed and installed solar power systems on 23 True building locations. This allows True to produce 756,502 Kilowatt hours of energy and reduce our carbon emissions by 1,176,717 pounds per year.

Our 23 solar arrays, consisting of a total of 2,070 total solar panels, will be seamlessly integrated into the Ameren Missouri power grid.

True’s Environmental Savings Resulting from Solar Power

  • Produces enough electricity for 1,441 60 Watt light bulbs 24-hours-a-day for a year
  • Equal to planting 428 acres of U.S. forest each year
  • Enough clean energy to power 48 U.S. homes each year
  • Equivalent to recycling 187 tons of waste each year
  • Same as taking 110 cars off the road each year