Portofino Bakery is Certified as a 2021 Radicle Climate Smart Business
To become a Radicle Climate Smart business, Portofino undertook several carbon reduction initiatives, including the installation of a flour silo system and reduction in the thickness of plastic bread bags. Moving from bagged to bulk flour has saved over 60,000 flour bags from landfill, while new thinner plastic bread bags are saving thousands of kilograms of plastic each year.
Portofino Bakery is the largest commercial bakery on Vancouver island, credited with introducing a new product segment of artisan loaves and buns that stay fresh for longer without artificial flavours.
“At Portofino Bakery, part of our bakery’s purpose is committing to doing things right, and that belief goes beyond baking our artisan products. For us, it is also about how we operate in our greater community and how we can be good stewards of the climate and environment that we operate in” says Matt Cimon, President, Portofino Bakery. “Becoming Radicle Climate Smart certified is an important accomplishment for our bakery and demonstrates our commitment to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. It is one step of many we are taking to minimize our overall impact on the environment.”
The Radicle Climate Smart training program is an award-winning greenhouse gas emissions reduction program from Radicle Group Inc. that enables businesses to transform into sustainability leaders while reducing operating costs.
“By completing the Radicle Climate Smart training program, companies are pioneering a new path towards Net Zero, making environmental stewardship and financial prosperity two sides of the same coin,” says Saj Shapiro, Radicle CEO. “Radicle Climate Smart businesses are among global industry leaders who have taken steps toward creating sustainable initiatives for their company’s long-term success, and showing they have a plan in place to make a positive impact for the environment for generations to come.”