Driving Sustainability with Antunes Culture and Products According to Business Energy Advisor, quick-service restaurants (QSRs) use an incredible amount of energy processing food and water for their customers – in fact, they average 81 kilowatt-hours of electricity per square foot every year. Combine that with the fact that these establishments typically range in size from 1,375 to 4,250 square feet, and it’s apparent why reducing the carbon footprint of QSRs can be challenging. At Antunes, we work with our customers to create new targets for energy efficient products. For example, between Jan. 1 and Sept. 30, 2020, we helped five customers, alone, save 43% on toaster energy consumption by upgrading them from their previous toaster models to a more energy-efficient one. The result? They saved over $4 million in their energy bills. These efforts help us reduce our network’s CO2 emissions, as well as our dependence on fossil fuels and other nonrenewable resources. With global warming’s effects taking hold of our world, we can’t afford to rely on fossil fuels to drive our business operations any longer. If you believe the same, let Antunes be part of your forward-focused restaurant. Here’s how we push the envelope in terms of sustainability and drive results through equipment energy savings, in particular. Our Dedication to Sustainability Antunes’ commitment to equipment energy savings starts at the top. The owners of our company completely support our sustainability efforts and customer sustainability efforts and are passionate about reducing environmental impact internally and externally. Thanks to their vision and passion, we’ve developed an environmental management system (EMS) that is integrated throughout our business operations, starting at the senior leadership levels. We’re also aiming to be ISO 14001-compliant in the near future, which will cement our efforts with the most widely used EMS standard in the world. We’re challenging ourselves to do better in every aspect of sustainability, and we believe in doing our part for the planet as a learning organization. We see how integrating the elements of sustainability is good for our employees, our community, our customers and our business. However, that’s only the tip of the iceberg at Antunes. All our products are made in a factory that practices sustainability, as well, and our comprehensive recycling program helped us recycle and divert over 410 gross tons of metal and 6.7 tons of plastic in 2019, saving more than 366 cubic yards of material from the landfill. Meanwhile, the longevity of our products means that you don’t just save money with your investment in our equipment. Your decision creates less landfill waste, too. For example, our VZN Ultrafiltration system replacement cartridges saved and diverted more than 14,600 cubic square feet from landfills from 2017 to 2019 compared to our competitor’s replacement cartridges. What it all boils down to is this – your purchase of Antunes equipment makes all-around good business sense. Start thinking of Antunes as not only your equipment supplier, but your partner in sustainable sourcing and scalable equipment energy savings. Let’s work together to build a better future for our planet in support of our next generations. Antunes: A Leader in Sustainability and the Foodservice Industry Since 1955, we’ve staked our claim in the global foodservice market as a leading provider of custom countertop cooking equipment and water filtration systems. We’re proud to say that we’ve consistently created innovative products of the highest quality for our customers for 65 years, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. In fact, our company has been family-owned and operated since our establishment, and each new generation that joins us at Antunes brings that same passion for equipment energy savings, service and sustainability. To learn more about how our company can help with your commitment to sustainability in the years ahead, contact us today.