Running our business for so many years with Values at the heart of everything we do, "social responsibility" -- a buzzword in the business world today -- has emerged as a by-product of our culture, itself. You see this keen sense of responsibility shine through in how we care about our people, our community, the way we interact with the world, our planet and our future.
because ELKAYcares about the planet...
When it comes to assessing environmental practices, one commonly accepted method is to ask whether a company is in compliance with all environmental regulations that govern their industry. While compliance is considered by some a low threshold, voluntary compliance, and operating well within the standards established by the state remains an objective means of assessing a company's performance when it comes to the environment.
Elkay prides itself in maintaining clean operations that remain within the regulatory standards wherever we operate.
We achieve this is by ensuring that our environmental, safety, risk and regulatory teams are current on the latest regulations, and empowered to effect change in our operations based on new or emerging standards and best practices that may impact our industries.
POLLUTION PREVENTION AND MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL HARM
We constantly explore ways to improve our operations and lessen our environmental impact, such as embracing new methods to eliminate and reduce emissions while minimizing waste and operating costs. New technologies like Nitrotherm Spray and ultra-violet curable finishes are examples of how improvements in our operations also positively impact the environment.
SUSTAINABLE USE AND DISPOSAL OF MANUFACTURING WASTE AND
Every manufacturing operation creates waste. While Elkay is no exception, we're firmly committed to eliminating waste at the source, and finding creative ways to ensure our operating by-products do not wind up in landfills. Raw materials that are not fully utilized in manufacturing are recycled. Finished goods that for some reason are not deemed suitable for shipment to customers due to minor blemishes in the finish, etc. are donated to local charities. Equipment that has reached the end of its lifecycle is sold to local dealers to be refurbished, re-purposed or recycled.
PRODUCTS THAT PROTECT OUR PLANET
Elkay-s EZH2O helps reduce the number of plastic water bottles that find their way into landfills. Every EZH2O that goes into a school, gym, park, or public building has an exponential impact on our planet by eliminating thousands of plastic water bottles from the waste stream. Join the cause -- like Elkay's 100 Billion Bottle March on Facebook! Learn more about the EZH2O --http://elkayezh2o.com/index.html
GREEN OFFICE PRACTICES
From recycling to efficient lighting, Elkay seeks to reduce our costs and lower our impact on the planet.