We at Carrier Services Group ("CSG") accept environmental responsibility for our activities and processes. We are committed to sound environmental practices and the prevention of pollution with the aim of attaining our environmental targets and objectives.
CSG adheres to a policy for managing used and end-of-life electronic equipment that is based on a “reuse, recover, dispose” hierarchy of responsible management strategies.
CSG and its personnel are committed to complying with the applicable environmental requirements of the relevant legal authority, as well as the industry and any additional requirements to which the company subscribes; including the Responsible Recycling (“R2”) Standard.
Furthermore, Carrier Services Group is committed to the review and continual improvement of our EHSMS and activities to minimize impact on the environment.
CSG will prohibit the use of prison labor for the processing of Hazardous e-Waste throughout the Recycling Chain.
This policy is to be communicated to all persons working for, or on behalf of, CSG.
During the fall of 2019, CSG requested assistance from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) to develop a sustainability plan that would position CSG as a leader in the Asset Management Services industry and inspire confidence and trust from their customers. Although CSG and many of our industry peers rely heavily on certifications such as R2 and ISO 14001, there is a lack of transparency about specific sustainability efforts and performance. The focus of this project with NYSP2I was to develop a sustainability plan and implementation roadmap enabling CSG to demonstrate greater sustainability leadership and enhance the level of detail in its customer reporting. NYSP2I developed a sustainability plan and two-year roadmap specifically tailored to CSG’s goals and commitments.
To support our implementation efforts, NYSP21 also provided the following:
- Established a baseline year and metrics for CSG’s environmental impacts including electricity, natural gas, water, waste, and carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions to enable on-going performance comparisons.
- Developed an environmental impact data-reporting tool to improve CSG’s customer scorecard responses, and enable CSG to monitor and assess performance on a monthly and annual basis going forward.
- Created a sustainability dashboard highlighting key environmental impacts and related performance in a one-page snapshot for use as a publicly available annual sustainability report with transparency.
- Created templates for a supplier code of conduct and supplier scorecard that aligns with CSG’s sustainability values and efforts for use with upstream suppliers and downstream vendors.
As a result of our new sustainability plan, we have implemented the following actions:
- James Leonard, our President, will be assigned as our Chief Sustainability Officer.
- Internal objectives have been created for our Environmental Impact Dashboard for the aspects of electricity, natural gas, the carbon footprint, waste, and water.
- Developed a Green Sustainability Tab for the CSG web site
- Implemented a CSG Supplier Scorecard for all Suppliers
- Developed a CSG Code of Conduct for all CSG Suppliers based upon the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact
- Joined the National Recycling Coalition (NRC)
- Established 2021 Sustainability Goals & Targets
- Established an Auditable Chain of Custody for CSG’s downstream vendors
- Incorporated relevant statements from our Supplier COC & Scorecard documents into our EHS-SES and EHS-VDVS Surveys for the areas of Labor and Human Rights, Ethics, and Zero Waste to Landfill.
- Instituted an annual Vendor Materials Pathway Report for all Suppliers that includes data for materials going to landfill, waste-to-energy incineration, reuse, & recycling.
- Published an Annual Sustainability Highlights Report
OUR 2021 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS & TARGETS
|SUSTAINABILITY CATEGORY||2020 BASELINE||2021 GOAL||2021 TARGET|
|ELECTRICITY (KWH)||4,462||2% REDUCTION||4,377|
|NATURAL GAS (MCF)||508||2% REDUCTION||498|
|CARBON FOOTPRINT-CO2E (MT)||171||2% REDUCTION||168|
|FLEET TRANSPORTATION||IDLING IN WAREHOUSE||100% REDUCTION||0|
|WATER (CCF)||512,579||2% REDUCTION||502,327|
|WASTE & RECYCLING|
|E-WASTE||37.5 TONS||20% INCREASE||45.0 TONS|
|WASTE (CU YD)||806||2% REDUCTION||790|
|METALS||63.2 TONS||20% INCREASE||75.8 TONS|
|PAPER||9.39 TONS||20% INCREASE||11.27 TONS|
|WOOD||1.99 TONS||20% INCREASE||2.19 TONS|
|PLASTIC||3.23 TONS||20% INCREASE||3.39 TONS|
|REUSE OF CSG BOXES||902%||2% INCREASE||92%|
|DIVERTED WASTE FROM LANDFILL||115.3 TONS||19% INCREASE||137.65 TONS|
|TELECOM/IT ASSETS REUSED||4,371 PIECES||10% INCREASE||4,808 PIECES|
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- Our focus on environmental management
- Customer and supplier tracking
- Our certifications
- The results of our sustainability efforts