PORTLAND, ORE. — The Long Co. has engaged Green Endeavor, Inc. to review chemical use, manufacturing processes and other areas where it may be possible for baking companies to reduce their overall environmental impact. After an assessment, Portland-based Green Endeavor will recommend safer, more environmentally friendly practices.

“The Long Co. has made a powerful statement by proactively engaging Green Endeavor,” said B. Scott Taylor, chief executive officer of Green Endeavor, Inc., a commercial resource exclusively providing environmentally focused solutions for industry. “Food manufacturing is under constant scrutiny by safety and environmental watchdog groups and must adhere to strict regulations. By asking us to recommend and source less caustic, eco-friendly and cost-effective solutions, they are creating a critical advantage for their members.”

The Long Co., an independent cooperative based in Chicago, assists its members with the management of all bakery operations and profitability.

“Our main objective at The Long Co. is to provide ‘best practice’ advice and excellent customer service to our members,” said Bill Zimmerman, president of The Long Co. “We are committed to finding solutions that make economic sense, keep our members and their employees safer, and minimize the bakery industry’s impact on the environment.”