Giovanni Food Company Goes Green With Renewable Energy Certificates From Constellation Energy and Joins Green-e Marketplace

Feb 07, 2012, 18:42 ET from Giovanni Food Company, Inc.

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Giovanni Food Company of Syracuse, NY has recently partnered with the Green-e Marketplace. The company's purchase of Green-e® certified renewable energy certificates sourced from domestic wind generation qualifies it for the program. By participating in Green-e Marketplace, Giovanni Foods can now display the Green-e logo to inform its customers of its commitment to clean, renewable energy.

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Giovanni Food Company will promote the Green-e logo on their newest premium brand of pasta sauce, Greenview Kitchen. This new brand consists of four all-natural pasta sauces and three organic pasta sauces. The products are all-natural, gluten free, Kosher Pareve, and have a unique package with a great taste. The organic sauces are certified organic by QAI and contain all non-GMO ingredients.

Giovanni Food Company, Inc. will be matching 1440 MWh of electricity usage with Renewable Energy Certificates.  The RECs are supplied by Constellation Energy and they are Green-e Energy Certified and sourced from wind energy facilities located throughout the United States. Throughout the term of the contract, 60% of the electricity Giovanni Foods uses at their manufacturing facility will be matched with RECs. Each REC represents the positive environmental attributes of 1 megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity generated by a renewable power plant, and is retired on behalf of customers wishing to promote their environmental commitment. Through the purchase of RECs, Giovanni Foods and Constellation Energy are supporting the operation and development of facilities that generate clean, renewable energy.

"We are proud to take this next step towards helping the environment and believe this will be a key selling point for our newest offering, Greenview Kitchen," said Louis DeMent, CEO of Giovanni Food Company.  "We take pride in doing what we can to help reduce pollution and have an overall positive impact on the environment. This is a core value of our company and a more sustainable future is what drove us to take on this initiative. Our hope is that this product will appeal to those who share this vision with us."

About Green-e Marketplace and Center for Resource Solutions

Green-e Marketplace (www.green-e.org) provides forward-thinking organizations with a simple, nationally recognized logo they can use to communicate their commitment to renewable energy to their customers and shareholders. The Green-e logo is the nation's leading symbol of renewable energy excellence and distinguishes Green-e Marketplace participants as environmental leaders. Green-e is a program of Center for Resource Solutions, a nonprofit that creates policy and market solutions to advance sustainable energy.

About Giovanni Food Company, Inc.

The Giovanni Food Company (www.giovannifoods.com) has been in business for over 70 years and with increasing sales, further growth is in their future. They have developed several products from traditional to gourmet, and even organic. Customers can find Giovanni products in grocery and specialty stores across the United States. Giovanni Food Company has become recognized as a leading private label manufacturer of tomato based products and they are also the largest manufacturer of spaghetti sauce for the USDA Food For Kids Program and the Needy Families Program. 

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