Environmental & Social Initiatives

 

thinkCOMPASS believes that a healthy environment is necessary for the well-being of society, our people and our business, and is the foundation for a sustainable and strong economy. Our commitment to environmental sustainability encompasses all of our business initiatives.

 

thinkCOMPASS is committed to minimizing our own environmental impact through the following:

 

ENERGY Reducing Energy Consumption:

  • Retrofitting with more energy-efficient indoor lighting fixtures, and using

natural lighting whenever possible.

  • Using energy-efficient appliances in our kitchen.
  • Turning off computers whenever they are not in use.
  • Setting the computer to sleep mode when away for short periods of time.
  • Use laptops or Switch thin client whenever possible to reduce energy consumption of desktop units.
  • Turning off all peripherals such as printers, video cards, speakers,

and scanners when not in use.

  • Reduce printer use – move to more digital solutions.

 

WATER Conserving Water and Protecting Drinking Water:

  • Installing Water – Conserving kitchen and restroom fixtures
  • Installing hand dryers in our restrooms.
  • Reducing bottle waste with our Brita filter.

 

WASTE – Moving Toward a Goal of Being a Reduced-Waste-Facility:

  • Proper recycling of computers, ink and toner cartridges, old scanners,
  • printers and batteries.
  • Recycling of paper, bottles, and cans.
  • Minimizing paper usage with digital communication/document storage for
  • internal and external communication.
  • Donating useable computer equipment, office fixtures and supplies,
  • and cell phones (recycling what can’t be donated).
  • Purchasing materials locally and choosing items made with post-consumer
  • content and from renewable sources whenever possible.
  • Printing using ‘Green’ paper products and vegetable or water-based
  • inks whenever possible.

 

TRANSPORTATION Reducing Our Mileage Travelled and Fuel Consumption:

  • Encouraging employees to carpool, take public transportation, and bike to work.
  • Reducing our shipping and distribution miles travelled via trip mapping and scheduling systems.

 

POLLUTION PREVENTION – Conserving Our Environment:

  • Maintaining proper certification for our facility to ensure health and safety of our employees and products, we provide to our consumers.
  • Using low toxic chemicals in our janitorial and maintenance routines.
  • Minimizing use of hazardous materials and substituting with safe alternatives.