Our plans for reducing our Environmental footprint.
- We will use energy more efficiently. Producing electricity and natural gas and delivering it to your door generates greenhouse gas emissions. Installing energy-efficient building systems and equipment will save energy and reduce our environmental footprint.
- Install renewables. Clean, renewable energy systems, such as solar and wind, will reduce our impact on the environment significantly while lowering our energy bill. A variety of federal, state and local incentives are available to make installing renewable energy more affordable.
- Conserve water. Energy is used (and emissions generated) to heat the water used in our facilities and process waste water. We will reduce water heater temperatures and repair leaks. Install low-flow showerheads and aerated faucets to reduce the amount of water used.
- Reduce, reuse, recycle. All of the materials and equipment in our facility must be produced and shipped from location, and then disposed of. We will look for ways to use less; it could be something as simple as printing on both sides of paper or developing a better preventive maintenance program to make equipment last longer. We will establish a companywide recycling program.
- Travel less. Employees driving to and from work produce a substantial amount of air pollution. We will encourage (or subsidize) employees to use public transportation or organize car pools, and allow employees to work from home whenever possible. By minimizing business travel through web conferencing, email and other low-emission communications we will reduce our carbon footprint.
- Consider near sourcing. All businesses require resources to function, whether it is office supplies or raw materials for manufacturing. Transporting these resources to our door uses energy and creates emissions. Near sourcing, or using vendors close to your business, is a growing trend that can reduce our environmental impact.
- Ship goods more efficiently. We will consider ways to reduce our shipping emissions. Ground shipments, by rail or truck, are generally more fuel-efficient than shipping by air. Fewer, full ground shipments will use less fuel than frequent light loads. If and when we do not have enough goods for full shipments, we will consider teaming up with other local businesses.