Community and the Environment
Emedco and the Environment
Being environmentally responsible is not just good business, it’s the right thing to do. At the Emedco facility, we have taken major steps over the past several years to reduce our global footprint including:
• The replacement of the old lighting in the facility with new high efficiency lighting has cut annual electricity consumption dramatically.
• The installation of motion sensors to automatically turn lights on or off has ensured that electricity will not be wasted.
• The implementation of a more aggressive recycling program. We currently recycle all waste corrugated cardboard, paper, aluminum, steel, and plastic from our facility. We are also a consumer of 50% recycled aluminum sign blanks for our signs.
• The expansion of our line of Eco-Friendly products to include more Traffic Control products made from 100% Recycled Rubber. These new products join our existing lines of Eco-Friendly Spill Control products.
Emedco and the Community
Buffalo is known as “The City of Good Neighbors” and here at Emedco, we take that nickname to heart. We have been a part of the Western New York community for over 60 years, and we strive, at every opportunity, to give back to the community that has been so good to us.
Helping with storm recovery
• Emedco donated more than 3,000 pairs of gloves and safety glasses to emergency utility crews working round-the-clock to restore electricity to about 350,000 homes and businesses in Western New York after an unexpected and severe snowstorm on October 12 and 13, 2006 toppled trees and knocked down power lines. Employees delivered the supplies to the temporary utility headquarters along with a special banner thanking crews for their hard work and dedication.
Assisting workers at crash site
• Continental Airlines Flight 3407 crashed into a house in Clarence Center, N.Y. (about four miles northeast of the Emedco facility) the night of February 12. The crash killed all 49 people onboard and one on the ground. On February 14, Emedco donated $6,000 in personal protective equipment and traffic control products to help with the recovery effort for flight 3407.
Awarding scholarships to local students
• Emedco’s annual Academic Excellence Awards scholarship program awards $30,000 in scholarships to local high-school seniors for outstanding achievement in academic, athletics, leadership and service. It is Emedco’s way of recognizing the accomplishments of area students, as well as supporting the goals of their educators and schools. To be eligible, students must rank in the top 10% of their class, participate in a sport, and be involved in service and/or leadership activities.
Taken from http://www.emedco.com/social-responsibility