We are working hard to measure and reduce the environmental impacts of our business by saving energy, reducing waste, and recycling as much as possible.

 In 2022, we measured our baseline impacts and reused or recycled a significant amount of materials at our manufacturing sites and distribution centers.

Reduce our Impacts

Making Utz quality snacks inevitably has environmental impacts, which we are determined to minimize. The secret is to be as efficient as possible with everything we use – energy, water, and raw materials. The less we waste, the lower our impact.

We measure our environmental impacts, regularly audit our manufacturing sites, and are establishing an environmental management system to help us improve year after year.

Combat Climate Change

Climate change is serious, and we all need to be part of the solution. Having measured our 2022 baseline for greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change, we are assessing how we can reduce them.

There are opportunities to improve in everything we do. The energy that powers our production, the lights in our buildings, the trucks that deliver our products, all have an impact. With a sharp focus on energy and fuel efficiency and sourcing green electricity, we are confident that we will be able to reduce our climate footprint.


metric tons of carbon dioxide — our operations greenhouse gas baseline


kWh of electricity saved by installing over $190,000 worth of new LED lighting

Save it

We use valuable natural resources in our food ingredients, packaging materials, and water consumption. We want to eliminate waste in every area of our operations. When we can’t completely eliminate waste, we seek options for reuse and recycling to divert as much as possible away from landfill.

In our operations, shrink wrap and cardboard are recycled. Shipping cartons are reused, and food waste is reprocessed for animal feed. At a growing number of locations, water is reused on site.


of general waste diverted to recycling and away from landfill


tons of food waste diverted for animal feed and away from landfill