Here’s our sustainability policy we worked on during our 2nd sustainability committee meeting! Enjoy!
Sportsprint is a family owned and operated company founded in 1973 specializing in custom screenprinting and embroidery of team and promotional apparel. As Sportsprint moves into its next generation, we have become more conscious of and committed to making our company more sustainable. In order to continually strive toward sustainability, we commit to the following values:
- We realize sustainability is a process, not an end goal, and therefore commit to continuous sustainability improvement projects.
- Sportsprint will implement changes in order to achieve environmental, health and safety compliance goals, such as:
- Conserving energy and utilities and increasing our efficiency
- Focusing on source reduction and recycling
- Integrating eco-friendly products into our overall operations
- Establishing baselines and identifying problem areas in order to capitalize on our strengths, improve our weaknesses, and monitor our progress
- We will share our sustainability goals, as well as our progress, with our employee team, vendors, customers and community. We will seek their feedback and utilize their input for achieving our goal.
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Tomorrow is our second Sustainability Committee meeting! Here’s an overview of some of the items we’ll be discussing at the meeting:
1) We’re going over the Sustainability Policy that I drafted based on our first Sustainability Meeting brainstorming. So I think after tomorrow I’ll have it available for everyone to see!
2) Expanding upon our ongoing sustainability improvement project (we’re leaning toward our first official project to be waste reduction).
3) Deciding how to lead our green-themed monthly all-team meeting.
We’re also going to discuss how to best share our progress with the public, which is where you can come in! Question for our readers: What do you think are good ways to share our sustainability news to people outside our company? Of course, I’ll keep news posted on the website and on the blog, but any ideas beyond that? I’d appreciate your input!
GREEN TIP!!! (In case the capitalization and exclamation points didn’t let you know, I really like this tip) To save lots of paper and trees (as well as getting rid of a nuisance), here are ways to stop getting unwanted junk mail:
Thanks to idealbite for these awesome sites. The average person gets 560 pieces of junk mail a year!
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One of my major tasks in the upcoming weeks is forming a sustainability committee at Sportsprint that’s…shocker!…sustainable. Since I’m only working at Sportsprint this summer, every step along the way I have to prepare for my transfer of responsibilities, resources, etc. to the rest of the Sustainability Committee. We need a sustainability committee to meet SGP standards, but it works really well for my situation because we’ll already have a group formed and working toward our goals.
One of the first goals of the Sustainability Committee is making a sustainability policy for our company, which we’ll then make available to the public (so expect a grand unveiling via blog posts soon!). Plus we’ll brainstorm an ongoing sustainability project for the upcoming year…stay tuned!
Another fact (maybe a green fact will become a regular on my blog): we use 80,000,000,000 aluminum cans a year. Can you believe that? On a related note, I need to curb my Diet Coke addiction…
Also, Sportsprint has officially jumped on the Twitter craze. Check us out! http://twitter.com/sportsprint
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