PepsiCo's Azov plant wins at all-Russian Green Awards 2014
Organized by the Russian Guild of Managers and Developers with support from the Ministry of Regional Development, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Energy, the Green Awards are an all-Russian competition for ecological development and energy efficiency.
"We are pleased to receive the award in the field of sustainable construction," Azov Plant Manager Natalya Neustroeva said. "Caring for the environment and ecology lies at the heart of PepsiCo. It is important that our projects have been recognized at the national level."
Designed and constructed in 2011 using several energy saving technologies, the Azov plant became the first industrial facility in Russia to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. Also certified according to ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, the Azov facility continually meets environmental targets for energy efficiency, water use efficiency, carbon emission reduction and indoor environmental parameters. PepsiCo maintains an active ecological and environmental protection policy spanning all of its global operations.
More than 40 projects in five categories were nominated for recognition at this year's Green Awards. Now in its fifth year, the Green Awards function under the primary objective to disseminate successful experiences in the implementation of energy efficient and environmentally-friendly projects throughout Russia. Projects submitted to the Green Awards are evaluated against the criteria set forth by GREEN ZOOM, Russia's counterpart to the America's LEED and the U.K.'s BREEAM standards.
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