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Wendy's partners with EPA's ENERGY STAR programme

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The Wendy's Company® (Wendy's) has announced it has joined the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR programme as an ENERGY STAR partner. Through its voluntary partnership with the US EPA's ENERGY STAR programme, Wendy's will work to improve energy efficiency through a strategic, corporate energy management programme that will enhance the company's energy strategy.

"Wendy's is pleased to become an ENERGY STAR partner," said Abigail Pringle, Chief Development Officer for The Wendy's Company. "Through this partnership, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship and lowering our energy use by improving the energy efficiency of our restaurants."

In partnership with ENERGY STAR, Wendy's will:

  • Measure and track the energy performance of its facilities, where possible, by using tools offered through ENERGY STAR.
  • Develop and implement a plan consistent with the ENERGY STAR Energy Management Guidelines to achieve energy savings.
  • Communicate the importance of energy efficiency to the Wendy's system.
  • Support the Better Buildings Challenge, a national programme that helps to improve the energy efficiency of America's commercial and industrial buildings by 20%, or more.

"Wendy's has already shown the financial and environmental benefits that can be achieved when a company commits to reducing its energy use," said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. "We're thrilled to partner with them now as they deepen their commitment and work to improve energy performance across their entire portfolio of restaurants."

Earlier this year, Wendy's joined the US Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge and made a commitment to reduce energy consumption in US company-owned restaurants by 20% per transaction by 2025. Wendy's is also the first restaurant company to include franchisees in the Better Buildings Challenge. To date, 14 franchisees are participating in this programme.

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