Emblemtek is committed to following a set of sustainable environmental practices, with the belief that businesses and individuals have a shared responsibility in protecting the environment. We have implemented some basic guidelines that focus on three critical fundamentals ~ to reduce, to re-use and to recycle. Collectively, we encourage our teams and our business partners to support these standards wherever possible.
We continue to look for opportunities to reduce our consumption of resources, materials and supplies in a effort to lower costs and to minimize needless output. Though challenges still exist, we have been successful at reducing print and paper based supplies by establishing paperless processes, by introducing digital literature, and by generating consolidated, electronic invoicing and financial reporting. Our teams continue to do their best to power off lighting and equipment when not in use, and we have installed more efficient systems. We have also seen a substantial reduction of packaging materials, stickers, plastics, foams and shipping supplies.
For many items, function does not end after first use. We do our best to re-use items wherever possible, and in select areas we utilize items that have a better chance of being re-used as they are passed along. Our efforts include salvaging scrap paper for note taking; using recycled or biodegradable papers, boxes and shipping supplies; re-using plastic and wood pallets; shipping products in unbranded packaging and boxes; saving scrap emblem materials for swatches and samples; and using old garments for product testing.
Emblemtek manages its own recycling program by using contracted providers, and we encourage team members to dispose of items appropriately. Our commitments and efforts capture paper based products, such as business documents, magazines, shipping materials, boxes and cardboard fabric cores. This also extends to bags and containers made of recyclable glass, metal and plastics, including plastic thread cones. Specialty items such as ink and toner cartridges; oils and lubricants; surplus wood or plastic pallets; and older computer equipment are removed or disposed of through dedicated channels.