I have been following the news about green and sustainable living with great interest for years. It has always pleased me to see the environmentally friendly initiatives gain more and more followers. Just like many of you, I have been trying to be the apostle of the green cause and spread the word about using less plastic bags, changing the light bulbs or buying organic and locally grown produce, just to name a few.
The good thing is that I am actually able to extend my green philosophy outside my home and into the Quick Group of Companies. As a result, you will be happy to know that Quick has long been part of the team for the "green cause". Here are some of our environmentally friendly practices:
Most of our vehicles are now high-efficiency to save fuel. And, we have implemented best practices for shipping to improve operational efficiencies and to reduce our carbon footprint.
We have locked thermostats in our Call Centers and offices, setting the temperature at reasonable levels. Most of our facilities are 24X 7 and cannot be powered down; those that are not 24 X 7 are set to automatically power down.
Using Recycled Products
Whenever possible, we purchase recycled material products, such as our shipping supplies (bags, pouches and boxes). We also select vendors that provide environmentally friendly solutions.
Environmentally Friendly Practices
We use green products for cleaning and recycle in all offices to reduce waste. Marketing materials are printed on recycled paper with soy ink and we have reduced our printing of customer communications and invoices with digital technology. We buy local whenever possible, to reduce the need for shipping.
Of course, we keep looking for other ways to minimize our carbon footprint and we will keep you informed about all of our new green initiatives. Meanwhile, we encourage you to share your opinions and experiences about green and sustainable living.