A sustainable business model
Thetford, a plant at the pinnacle of technology
With 10 years of experience in maple syrup processing, Appalaches Nature would like to continue showcasing Canadian culture, all while remaining respectful of the environment. With our new plant located at Thetford, we are establishing new standards in food processing. Our goal? To offer a packaged product in a low carbon emissions environment and become a model of sustainable development.
To achieve this, we derive energy from our 1-megawatt biomass heating system. And all this from wood and plants of renewable nature. As such, we are in the process of obtaining the LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for new constructions (NC). This certification takes into account several environmental performance parameters: reduction of energy consumption, saving of water in operations, adoption of practices to promote indoor air quality, sourcing of responsible materials, reduction of gas emissions. greenhouse effects, effective management of residual materials and implementation of innovation strategy.
Every aspect of this new, 100,000 sq. ft. plant (10,000 m2, situated on land totalling 38 hectares) was conceived to be perfectly in line with today’s sustainable thinking, right down to the lighting, which is supplied using long-lasting LED bulbs.