Through strategic consolidation and environmental irrigation plans, we’re reducing erosion damage and filtering pollutants from stormwater. We’re upgrading HVAC and lighting systems. We’re trying to maintain work-from-home policies which help our team commute less while remaining productive and efficient.
Less Energy Consumption.
When we let our people work from home during the pandemic, they did great work and many really liked the experience. So, we’re trying to continue a hybrid workplace model mixing in-office and remote work. Our goal is to provide more flexibility for employees while remaining efficient. We think treating employee happiness as a key part of our mission is why 40% of our team has been here 10 years or more. That’s higher than the national average.
Our employees include some of those whom we serve with our mobility products. Here's where we are and where we are going:
PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
We take our role in the product life cycle seriously. Our current R&D campaigns include finding new ways to make products and their packaging reusable when they reach the end of their life cycle.
We’re cutting down our reliance on foam and plastic in favor of recyclable corrugated cardboard.
A robust safety management program focused on proactive and preventative leading indicators with superior training initiatives ensures our team understands how to work safely while performing their job-specific tasks.
Through our facility improvement projects like LED lighting and cleaner climate control technology, we’re reducing fatigue and providing an exceptional work environment where our employees feel safe, comfortable and empowered.
The Duryea, Pennsylvania, facility team made several upgrades that have increased energy efficiency by 30%, cutting nearly 1,400 pounds of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere per day. The team at this facility also has reduced landfill waste by more than 7,500 tons since 2014.
The Netherlands facility team recently switched over to LED lights and is replacing the current climate control system, which will make them 100% gas-free by winter 2022. This facility was the driving force behind making Pride packaging 100% recyclable.
Canada uses LED lights for the entire facility, which are 90% more efficient than traditional fluorescent lights.
The Germany facility team helped develop a 100% reusable and recyclable scooter, which has made the product life cycle almost 100% circular. This production method is expected to be applied to most, if not all, scooters.
The United Kingdom team in Bicester updated 98% of their facility to LED lights and plan to switch a portion of their energy consumption to solar in 2023.
Australia & New Zealand
The Australia and New Zealand facilities teams installed solar panels and energy efficient LED lights. They also implemented an efficient recycling program.