Operations

Through the Committed-to-Clean™ initiative, over the last two years Bradford has been able to significantly reduce  material waste in the following areas:

  • Reduced bar soap scrap rate by 68%Recycling Logo
  • Developed eco-friendly alternative use of 172 tons of base byproduct
  • Recycled 125 tons of scrap metal
  • Reused 63 tons of scrap in janitorial products
  • Reused 130 tons of lye in base making

Bradford's commitment to improving our environmental impact can be seen in the following areas:

  • Converted from #6 fuel oil to natural gas, resulting in emission decrease of 75%, 92% and 92% for NOx, SO2 and PM, respectively
  • Completed Phase I of project to replace old mill building single-pane windows with new high efficiency windows resulting in less drafts and reduced energy costs
  • Replaced exterior ventilation piping responsible for 85% of air filtration 
  • Installed TPO roofing membrane for energy savings
  • Upgraded steam traps for 6.5 million pounds savings/year
  • Upgraded lighting for 450,000 kilowatt-hour savings/year
  • Upgraded pnuematic air compressors for 140,000 kilowatt-hour savings/year
  • Upgraded boilers with PLC driven combustion air variable frequency drives, parallel position control, and oxygen trim systems