Every year, we take bold steps to push progress and at least one step to institutionalize the CORE program within the company.
Hired VP of Research and Waste Stream Sustainability to help us objectively define “the right thing” within the waste industry and beyond.
Thoroughly researched corporate sustainability practices, materiality for manufacturers and life-cycle assessments.
Began first life-cycle assessment on Toter carts.
Hired Sustainability Programs and Reporting Manager.
Launched CORE, Wastequip’s official corporate responsibility program focused on People, Planet, and Profit.
Convened CORE Steering Committee with representation from Marketing, Manufacturing, Finance, Sustainability, and HR to define the most important next steps with data, ensure accountability and diversity of thought and report progress to the Board.
Incorporated CORE goals into Wastequip’s annual operating plan and tied top initiatives to executive bonuses.
Included people and planet considerations in our capital investment and new product development approval processes.
Launched Project25, with the goal of reducing our virgin resin usage by 25% across our entire operation; launched Toter EVR-Green, the industry’s first 100% recycled cart body.
Began measuring Scope 1 and 2 emissions according to the EPA’s emissions factors and standards.
Achieved gender pay equity at all levels at the company.
Launched our cart buy-back program, which captured almost 3.5 million lbs. of carts for recycling. Of that amount, Toter used 625,000 lbs. of recycled material to manufacture new carts.
Analyzed our supply chain for certified diverse and small businesses.
Conducted an ISO 14044-compliant life-cycle assessment of our steel containers.
Sponsored the first Women Who Inspire Award with Waste360 to spotlight women who help other women advance in the waste industry.
Created GHG emissions dashboards for monthly financial reviews and report-outs.