“With each new LEED-certified building, we get one step closer to USGBC’s vision of a sustainable built environment within a generation,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, chief executive officer and founding chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “As the newest member of the LEED family of green buildings, Hillshire Brands is an important addition to the growing strength of the green building movement.”
Over 57,000 projects are currently participating in the commercial and institutional LEED rating systems, comprising more than 10.5 billion square feet construction space in all 50 states and more than 140 countries and territories.
About Hillshire Brands Company
The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is a leader in focused food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The company generated approximately $4 billion in annual sales in fiscal 2013. The company’s more than 9,000 employees work together every day toward a common purpose – fulfilling the hunger for a life well fed. Hillshire Brands’ portfolio includes iconic brands such as
Sara Lee frozen bakery and
Chef Pierre pies, as well as artisanal brands
Gallo Salame and
Golden Island premium jerky. For more information on the company, please visit