Environmental Sustainability

Sustainable practices to help reduce environmental impacts at our various locations across the globe

As responsible stewards, we protect our environment by minimizing waste, reducing energy consumption, and promoting water conservation. Our work to preserve and protect the environment has led to clean industry certification and recognition by state and federal governments.

Waste Management

We understand the consequences of waste generation and our responsibility to reduce waste as much as possible, making it a point to establish relationships with suppliers and service providers who offer, and guarantee, a waste management plan. Our everyday strategy to reduce waste includes:

  • Safely disposing of hazardous waste products, including PVC, HDPE, film regrind, oil, oil absorbents, antifreeze, and oil filters
  • Appropriately recycling paper, plastic, glass, metal, electronics, and wooden pallets
  • Establishing completely paperless manufacturing facilities, conserving environmental resources, and increasing operational efficiencies with new digital technologies


We have initiated conservation and technology upgrade programs to improve energy efficiency at our facilities, including investing more than $1 million to install electric transformers with energy-saving technology, reducing energy consumption by 10 percent. We are also:

  • Using a grid-tiered solar system to provide more efficient clean energy and reduce power consumption
  • Incorporating technology such as HVAC environmental controls, compressors, plant boilers, and cooling towers with more energy-efficient products
  • Replacing traditional incandescent lighting with energy-efficient lighting solutions, including installing automatic lighting sensors in offices and conference rooms and implementing building designs to take advantage of natural light


We have invested in water sustainability programs, including a rainwater capture system that uses rainwater in facility cooling and diverts any unused water to a rainwater retention lagoon for later use. Other water conservation programs include:

  • Wastewater treatment systems that use treated water for restrooms (not for handwashing) and irrigation of green areas
  • Replacement of grass and trees in more drought-prone areas with drought-tolerant landscaping to reduce the need for irrigation
  • Installation of water-saving devices, such as photocell sensors on faucets in dining rooms and restrooms

Our Focus

  • Corporate Responsibility
    Accountability and Ethics
  • Corporate Responsibility
    Employees and Our Community
  • Corporate Responsibility
    Product Quality and Safety