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Environmental Policy Statement

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It is «޲Ʊ policy to carry out all activities in a manner that minimizes environmental impacts, conserves natural resources and provides effective stewardship of the environment. To that end, «޲Ʊ is committed to making environmental management an integral core value and vital part of the «޲Ʊ culture by:

  • Integrating environmental considerations into work practices at all levels;Informing employees and associates of applicable environmental regulations and «޲Ʊ requirements;
  • Providing the resources necessary for employees and associates to conduct their work in accordance with applicable environmental regulations and «޲Ʊ requirements;
  • Developing environmental goals and targets relevant to «޲Ʊ operations and taking actions to achieve those goals and targets;
  • Promoting pollution prevention, waste minimization, and conservation;Promoting the effective use of innovative environmental technologies and practices;
  • Fostering a work environment in which employees and associates are encouraged to report and raise environmental issues without fear of retaliation;
  • Continually improving the effectiveness and efficiency of environmental management through assessments and performance and cost metrics;
  • and Complying with applicable laws, regulations and other promulgated environmental requirements.

In addition, every individual at «޲Ʊ is expected to:

  • Conduct their assigned duties in a manner that complies with applicable environmental regulations and «޲Ʊ requirements;
  • Continually strive to improve environmental performance in their work area;
  • Be aware of the potential environmental consequences of their actions at all times and take care to minimize any adverse consequences;
  • Promptly report or otherwise address conditions that could result in a spill or release of hazardous or regulated material to the environment;
  • Promptly report environmental incidents, i.e., events in which a spill or release of hazardous or regulated material to the environment occurred or could have occurred;
  • Participate in the conduct of incident investigations;
  • Effectively disseminate information and lessons learned from any incidents; and
  • Correct deficiencies and take actions to prevent incidents from occurring.

Willie May
Director, «޲Ʊ
July 24, 2015

Created December 2, 2010, Updated January 5, 2017