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Corporate Operations Plan
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CORPORATE OPERATIONS PLAN



1. Transportation

GOAL
Decrease green house gas emissions associated with employee transportation and delivery from 39.885 tons of CO2 in 2007 to 30 tons by 2010.

POLICIES
  • Minimize driving, encourage carpooling and the use of public transportation.
  • Fuel Efficient Company Cars: purchase or lease only hybrid vehicles in the future. Use fuel-efficient vehicles for delivery if possible.
  • Use Carbon footprint calculator to measure the CO2 footprint for improvement and offsetting. (http://www.carbonfootprint.com/index.html)
  • Offset Air travel emissions: Assess air miles traveled on business trips to determine environmental impact. Choose to purchase shipped material rather than aired material. (www.carbonfund.org)


2. Office Water Use

GOAL
Decrease office water consumption.

POLICIES
  • Assess current office water use.
  • Install only water efficient plumbing fixtures.
  • Eliminate bottled-water, use filtered water or water-tank.
  • Install water filter-system (Brita, etc) rather than ordering water tank/bottled water.


3. Office Energy Use

GOAL
Decrease office energy consumption and associated green house gas emissions.

POLICIES
  • Assess current energy consumption. (17.867 tones of building energy CO2/yr)
  • Reduce lighting energy consumption by switching to energy-saving light bulbs, and installing sky lights. Replace incandescent lamps with fluorescent lamps.
  • Replace CRT monitors with LCD monitors.
  • Educate employees to decrease consumption of energy in the shop.
  • Install proper insulation to save heat.
  • Educate employees of mercury content and how to properly discard CFLs (energy saving fluorescent light). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compact_fluorescent_lamp#Energy_savings)


4. Office Consumables

GOAL
Minimize office waste and purchase of non-sustainable office supplies.

POLICIES
  • Assess current office procurement strategies.
  • Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.
  • Use only recycled paper/envelope/file, shipping/packaging material and reduce paper consumption by printing on both sides. (Improve % of recycled content by 30% in copy paper, 100% in bathroom/kitchen used products.)
  • Recycle shredded paper as packing and shipping materials.
  • Reuse packaging materials.
  • Only use 100% recycled toilet paper and paper towel.
  • Only use environmentally friendly kitchen supplies, and bio-detergent.
  • Only use environmentally friendly Janitorial supplies (non-toxic, biodegradable, and Green Seal www.greenseal.org products).
  • Chose environmentally friendly Office supplies and methods (refill ink etc.)
  • Incorporate an office recycling program and educate staff on recycling methods.


5. Recycle (Shop Consumable)

GOAL
Minimize shop waste and purchase of non-recyclable and non-reusable materials.

POLICIES
Corporate Recycling Program


6. Reduction

GOAL
Reduce the use of PVC, MDO, and Plywood.
Reduction by 50% in non-biodegradable or non-recyclable PVC use in the next five years.

POLICIES
  • Work with companies with environmental missions/statement and recycling programs. (Information available upon request.)
  • Encourage customers to use alternative sustainable options, (replace use of PVC with (EcoBoard) 100% recycled cardboard, biodegradable banner stock, FSC certified wood, (http://www.fscus.org/, etc).
  • Educate employees to minimize waste in production process.
  • Hire a stuff to help shape office policy, enforce new policy and educate clients on green alternatives.

7. Membership/Certification

GOAL

POLICIES
  • Purchase green-certified products as much as possible and large purchases are made ideally from companies with environmental mission.
  • Actively involve with Green organizations locally and internationally. (Priority is a member of Build-it-Green, US Green Building Council.)
  • Familiarize employee with LEED program (www.usgbc.org) to enable to earn points with our products.
  • Attend meetings & workshops that educate in sustainable products and business.


U.S. Green Building Council Member

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