World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is committed to operate in an environmentally sound and responsible manner. We recognize and believe that environmental management is one of our highest corporate responsibilities and we strive to minimize our impact on the environment through the implementation and continual improvement of pollution prevention measures in a manner that is consistent with our overall mission and goals.
WWT's Environmental Management System (EMS) is an extension of our ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System and is intended to help us achieve established environmental goals through repeatable and consistent controls. There are five primary ISO 9001:2008 components that we utilize to implement our EMS program:
Policy: Commitment by top management regarding water and energy conservation, recycling, education, and continual improvement of the management system;
Planning: Resource, facility, and material planning, including the establishment of targets and goals for reducing environmental impacts;
Implementation: Operational alignment to those targets and goals, as well as training and awareness to insure employee competence and responsibility;
Improvement: Procedure documents for on-going self-assessment and corrective action to continually improve our EMS;
Management Review: Periodic review of the EMS by top management, as part of our ISO 9001:2008 review process, including review of targets, goals and recommendations for improvement.
SCOPE OF OUR COMMITMENT
Because the majority of WWT's impact on the environment is a result of the water and energy we consume, our EMS program focuses on the locations where we can measure and take appropriate action to reduce our usage of these resources. WWT's water and energy conservation program currently includes all facilities located at our main campus at 60 Weldon Parkway in St. Louis, Missouri.
We also know that one of the most important things we can do to reduce our impact on the environment is to reduce the amount of cardboard we use and dispose of as waste. For this reason, we have a cardboard recycling program at our warehouse operations at 3971 and 3951 Lakeview Corporate Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois.
WWT also became a SmartWay Transport Partner in 2011. SmartWay is an EPA program that helps logistics companies assess, calculate, and track their efficiency through various metrics including fuel economy, CO2, NOx and PM emissions and many other parameters.
On an annual basis data is collected and analyzed to establish goals to reduce our impact on the environment. The following measurements are applied within our three areas of conservation:
Water Conservation: Water usage is measured by capturing the number of gallons used at our 60 Weldon Parkway campus. Our objective is to reduce the number of gallons used year over year. Annual goals are established based on performance review, historical data, and planning activities.
Energy Conservation: Electricity usage is measured by capturing the kilowatt hours used at our 60 Weldon Parkway campus. Our objective is to reduce the number of kilowatt hours used year over year. Annual goals are established based on performance review, historical data, and planning activities.
Cardboard Recycling: Cardboard recycling is measured by capturing the weight of cardboard recycled through our recycling program at our Edwardsville, Illinois locations (3971 and 3951 Lakeview Corporate Drive). Our objective is to recycle 100% of cardboard waste at these locations without accruing any contaminant expenses from our vendor. Annual goals are established based on performance review, historical data, and planning activities.
In addition to disclosing the above results as part of our EMS, World Wide Technology, Inc. will also publicly disclose any regulatory fines or penalties received regarding the environment. See EMS reports below for all results and disclosures.
* EMS reports (Please Note: 2012 is our first reporting year. Results will be available at a later date.)
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
WWT is committed to providing environmental education and training to encourage employees to practice energy conservation and recycling at work, at home, and in the community.
Learn more about environmental issues and find ways to make the planet a little greener.
WWT also provides recycling bins in the workplace for employees to recycle paper, plastic and aluminum waste. Although we currently do not have the ability to measure the amount recycled or the impact that these efforts have on the environment, we believe that providing our employees a means to recycle helps promote a culture of being stewards of the environment.
For more information on our commitment to the environment, please contact: EMS@wwt.com