Sustainability

Continental Carbonic has built its business on delivering a quality product at a fair and stable price. This focus has allowed us to meet our customers' individual needs while implementing the strategies, business practices and policies that support a vibrant economy, healthy environment, and strong community.

Commercial dry ice production uses carbon dioxide gas produced as a byproduct of other industries. If not used for dry ice production, the carbon dioxide gas would be vented into the atmosphere. The first recycling recovers the CO2 from its original industrial source. Commercial production of dry ice also recovers the CO2 gas produced during the production of dry ice "snow," maximizing the yield from each pound of liquid CO2 input. Commercial dry ice production conserves energy and CO2 resources by recycling the original byproduct carbon dioxide gas into dry ice and recycling CO2 gas in the dry ice manufacturing process.

Our highly efficient company-owned distribution fleet of over 135 vehicles meets or exceeds 2012 EPA emission guidelines. Our fleet is closely monitored for efficiency and equipment is updated at a minimum of every three to five years. Additionally, we limit the speed at which our professional drivers are allowed to drive to reduce the consumption of fuel. To ensure this is enforced, electronic on board recorders send alarms to management when drivers are not in compliance with company policy.

We follow all required federal, state, and local requirements involving safety and environmental protection. This includes satisfying all permit requirements, following the OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.119 PSM/EPA's 40 CFR 68 for ammonia refrigerated facilities, and conducting regular internal audits of each facility. Each manufacturing facility is routinely inspected by our trained and experienced safety professionals and by outside third party food safety auditors.

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