Responsible Business Practices
From top to bottom and throughout our organization, we are committed to conducting our business practices responsibly and sustainably with a vision to ensure a healthy and productive way of life for future generations. As a home heating and cooling systems provider, we gladly acknowledge that we can play a direct role in innovating eco-minded energy-efficient systems that can help preserve valuable resources while enabling our communities to flourish.
Our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint remains a top priority across our organization. That’s why we have developed an Environmental Vision Committee that brings forward green initiatives to continue lowering our company’s carbon footprint and ensure all our actions are guided by environmentally friendly business principles. In addition to leading the industry in developing energy-efficient systems, we have introduced a number of sustainable business practices to mitigate our environmental impact in the supply chain.
Recycling & Waste Diversion
We have adopted an official Source Separation Program that calls for coloured sorting waste drums to be strategically distributed throughout our facilities. This initiative has enjoyed great success in ensuring recyclables like water bottles, batteries, metal, electronics and printer cartridges are re-routed from general waste, keeping these items of our landfills and into the appropriate recycling programs downstream.
We have invested heavily in procuring new, energy-efficient manufacturing technologies that reduce our carbon footprint. Recent purchases include electric turret presses, energy-efficient air compressors, fibre optic lasers, electric brake presses, and electric-powered forklifts and lift trucks.
Eliminate Plastic Bottle Waste
In 2020, we installed numerous touchless water dispensing stations on our premises to encourage reusable water bottle use and reduce the number of plastic water bottles ending up in landfill. This initiative saved over 20,000 bottles in just the first four months of implementation across our Ontario facilities alone.
Did you Know?
The province of Ontario has estimated that for every 1,000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill, seven full-time jobs, $360,000 in wages and another $700,000 in gross domestic product are generated. Source: BarrieToday.com.
Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policy
A commitment to health and safety is an integral part of our organization. We have adopted an environmental health and safety policy that governs the following actions company-wide:
- Providing leadership and the required resources necessary to support environmental health and safety
- Improving our processes to maximize safe working practices
- Increasing our environmentally sustainable products by 250% by 2025
- Ensuring a safe environment, not only for our associates, but also for visitors, contractors, customers and neighbours