Canada's GoGREEN Initiatives
At Regal Beloit Canada we recognize our responsibility to minimize our impact on the environment by reducing waste and supporting environmental sustainability. Along with our employees we also invite our customers to join with us in this worldwide effort.
Our Current GoGREEN initiatives include:
- digitization of communications
- energy conservation
- recycling/reduction of waste product
- water use and waste
- quarterly review and report
Digitization of Communications
Regal Beloit Canada has reduced its use of paper by issuing statements and invoices in digital format - email and fax.
An effort is underway to issue the bulk of all future communications; newsletters, specials, new product introductions but digital means.
Reduction in energy use is a prime concern for the company. Hi-effiency lighting is utilized throughout the Mississauga building, thermostats set back and monitored, doors and flashings re-sealed and re-caulked. We have a continuing effort to identify opportunities for energy reduction - a lean concept called an "energy treasure hunt."
Recycling/Reduction of Waste
Hazardous Waste - see item below for our manufacuring facility.
The head office and distribution centre has not had to dispose of any hazardous waste for the last 3 years.
Recycling - 1) The installation of a trash compactor reduced dump loads to 1/6 the amount. 2) A wood recycling program for skids has been completed. 3) Recyclable paper fill machine instead of styrofoam “peanuts" - see sidebar. 4) Mod Shop has eliminated the use of paint thinners.
Water Use and Waste
A rooftop device at our Mississauga facility measures the amount of rain received.- see sidebar.
Citizenship Compliance Review
Regularly scheduled reviews are held and reported.