Tannis Food Distributors
2009 – Present
New roof and increased insulation to reduce energy consumption at our Ottawa distribution centre completed in 2010. We’ve achieved a reduction in annual natural gas consumption of 7866 m3.
Major Interior lighting replacement program at Ottawa distribution and Cash & Carry facilities using Hydro Ottawa-approved energy efficient fixtures.
Freon refrigerate replacement program designed to meet Ministry of the environment regulations by 2012.
Voxware communications system reduces need for paper by directing warehouse personnel via digital voice communications.
Upgraded photocopiers company wide with new versions equipped with energy saving features.
Developing a waste diversion program that focuses on reusing and recycling wherever possible to reduce waste and meet regulations.
Dedicated Recycling of all plastic pallet wrap, paper and cardboard.
Online distance training for management uses webinars and teleconferencing to reduce energy consumption required for travel.
New, more efficient delivery fleet provides improved fuel consumption, and includes technologies such as reefer units that reduce overall carbon footprint.
Technology driven optimization allow us to plan routes, load more efficiently, and maximize use of cube space in our transportation truck boxes.
Deep cycle charging batteries for our Ottawa distribution centre lifts result in less power consumption.
Monthly Carbon Savings with Ottawa-Based Delivery
Carbon Footprint Comparison
One month of travel for one heavy duty refrigerated vehicle
Montreal to Ottawa (based on 16 round-trips):
12,964 tonnes CO2eq
Toronto to Ottawa (based on 16-round trips):
30,544 tonnes CO2eq
Based in Ottawa:
3,113 Tonnes CO2eq
Monthly Carbon Footprint Difference
Montreal vs. Local Based
Produces 4.2 times the greenhouse gas emissions
Toronto vs. Local Based
Produces 9.8 times the greenhouse gas emissions
Note: CO2eq is a unit used to express the equivalent global warming potential of different greenhouse gases and to allow impacts of different gases to be compared.