Ferrellgas celebrates Earth Day with month-long community service initiative
LIBERTY, Mo., April 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ferrellgas Partners, LP (OTC: FGPR), one of the nation’s largest propane retailers, celebrates Earth Day today with the completion of a month-long community service initiative involving thousands of the company’s employee-shareholders.
Operating under the theme #FerrellFuelsChange, Ferrellgas Retail employees, Blue Rhino production and delivery staff and employees of both brands have engaged in initiatives designed to have a long-term positive environmental impact. Here are some initiatives:
Field and corporate employees of both brands completed at least one hour of community service during the month. Collectively, the employee-owners of Ferrellgas have provided more than 5,000 hours of service in the communities they serve.
Employees of hundreds of Ferrellgas Retail stores across the country are planting new trees in offices. Improving the soil, purifying the air, and supporting area wildlife are just a few of the benefits to the local environment when new trees are planted.
Blue Rhino’s 11 tank production facilities have also launched longer-term projects, such as installing a solar-powered irrigation system in Lathrop, California, and organizing recycling initiatives. of batteries and plastics in Channahon, Illinois, and Hutchins, Texas, respectively. Blue Rhino’s production facilities also switched earlier this year from painting tanks with UV paint to water-based paint, which is more environmentally friendly as it releases zero grams of volatile organic compound emissions. (VOC).
Ferrellgas and Blue Rhino employees in eight states and two countries recently participated in the Save the Chubby Unicorns 5K/10K races in support of the International Rhino Foundation.
Blue Rhino employees in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and surrounding areas recently participated in the Deacon Dash, a 5k race and fun run fundraising event to raise awareness for Down syndrome and support research.
“Through our Ferrellgas and Blue Rhino brands, we provide green fuel,” said Tamria Zertuche, Chief Operating Officer. “Blue Rhino is also a green product, as we save millions of tanks from landfill every year through our exchange program. So Earth Day has always been special for us, but our employees sought to do even more this year in the many communities we serve. I couldn’t be more proud of their creative solutions and the impact these projects will have.
These efforts are part of the larger framework of the Ferrellgas Century Project, through which the company has committed to engage in various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives until 2039, which marks its 100e year in business. As part of this initiative, the company partners with Operation Warm to deliver winter coats to children in need, Operation BBQ Relief to fuel the preparation of grilled meals for victims of natural disasters and the International Rhino Foundation to raise awareness of rhino conservation efforts, support rhino protection, restore wildlife habitat, and more.
Ferrellgas Partners, LP, through its operating partnership, Ferrellgas, LP and its subsidiaries, serves propane customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Its Blue Rhino exchange brand is sold in more than 60,000 retail stores nationwide. Ferrellgas employees indirectly own 1.1 million common units of the partnership, through an employee stock ownership plan. Ferrellgas Partners, LP filed a Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 15, 2021. Investors can request a paper copy of this filing free of charge and obtain more information about the partnership online at Ferrellgas.com. For more information about Blue Rhino, visit BlueRhino.com.
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