It’s a question we first asked ourselves when we started LloydPans in 1986. Back then, manufacturing companies didn’t strive to be green, and few consumers cared how or where our pans were made. But for us, it mattered.
As individuals, we’re stewards of the environment in the communities we live. As manufacturers, we wanted to carry over this stewardship not only to Spokane Valley, where are pans are manufactured, but also to our customers around the world.
Our eco-friendly initiatives can be broken down into three segments: how are pans are manufactured, where they’re manufactured and how our customers use them.
Our eco-friendly manufacturing practices start with the coatings we put on our baking and pizza pans. LLoydPans is the only U.S. manufacturer in the cookware industry to develop a water-based, non-toxic release aid manufactured without PTFE, PFOA, fluoropolymers, or any other toxic chemicals that could cause health issues if consumed. These eco-friendly coatings are permanently bonded to all our cookware, which means they will NOT chip, bake, or flake off into your food through time or with use.
LloydPans manufactures its pans in the United States of America, from one facility, which saves transportation costs and energy. We also recycle or re-use everything, from our excess raw materials to our incoming packaging. In addition, more than 60% of our electricity comes from renewable hydro and wind power with the balance coming from natural gas.
Our approach to responsible manufacturing reduces the amount of carbon emissions in our business, which, in turn, means fewer carbon emissions in your business, whether that’s a restaurant, bakery or pizzeria. Quite simply, our cookware is built to last. As a LloydPans customer, you benefit from reduced replacement costs and long-lasting pans.
We don’t look at our eco-initiatives as an extra cost of doing business. We look at it as a smart and responsible way of doing business.