Major producer of canned tuna products, Century Pacific Food Inc (Century), has redesigned its flagship tuna manufacturing plant in General Santos City to adopt environmental-friendly technology so as to conserve up to 30% of its usual water consumption.
Century’s manufacturing plant in General Santos City, which produces the flagship brand Century Tuna, consumed a total of 2.2 billion litres of water in 2019, about 30% of which was used for thawing frozen tuna.
The company saw an opportunity to drastically reduce its water use by designing a first-of-its-kind method that decreased by half the water used in thawing frozen tuna. This initiative, along with other water reduction projects, allows the factory to conserve 660 million litres of water annually.
Teddy Kho, VP and General Manager of Century’s Tuna OEM business said, “Our formula is simple: reduce, reheat, reuse. We will continue to look for ways to continue our sustainability strategy and accelerate initiatives that contribute to protecting the environment.”
Century is also embarking on a 4.5-megawatt solar project in General Santos to reduce greenhouse emissions, and allows it to meet up to 15% of its overall power requirements.
It is also continuing on its 100% ‘plastic neutral’ initiative through recent partnership with Plastic Credit Exchange for plastic offsetting. This program collects municipal plastic waste equivalent to the tonnage of post-consumer plastic Century products use, and coprocesses the plastic into energy in lieu of using coal.