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Chocolate maker going green; Lindt to ‘Bullfrog power’ Canadian operations

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TORONTO—The Canadian arm of Lindt & Sprüngli Inc. is going entirely green.

The chocolate maker and Toronto-based green energy provider, Bullfrog Power, have announced a partnership that will transition Lindt to 100 per cent green electricity and 100 per cent green natural gas. The deal covers the chocolate maker’s entire Canadian operations, including its offices, distribution facilities and 26 shop locations.

“We’re always striving to deliver a superior chocolate experience for Canadians to enjoy while meeting the highest standards of ethics and sustainability,” Rudi Blatter, president and CEO of Lindt Canada, said. “Our commitment to green energy with Bullfrog Power builds on our achievements in sustainable sourcing, production and consumption of our products and takes us to a new level of environmental action.”

Bullfrog Power’s generators, which draw electricity from a blend of wind and hydro, will pump clean, pollution-free electricity into the grid to match the amount of conventional power Lindt’s facilities use. Meanwhile, Bullfrog’s natural gas is sourced from a methane-capture project at one of Canada’s landfills.

“We’ve long recognized Lindt as an industry leader in implementing sustainability throughout its entire production chain,” Anthony Santilli, vice-president of Sales and Marketing at Bullfrog Power, said. “By choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power, Lindt is further reducing its environmental impact and supporting the development of renewable energy projects from coast to coast-giving us all yet another reason to enjoy its premium chocolate.”

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