Novatech Recognized for Environmental Efforts

July 19th, 2010 by Editor

Novatech announced that its environmental efforts have been recognized across Québec. RCI environnement has created a video presentation to highlight Novatech’s daily actions geared toward preserving the planet. The 45-second video will be shown 600 times in the various broadcasts by V télé during the weeks of July 12, 19 and 26, 2010 (in the Montreal, Quebec City and Trois-Rivières regions).

The company says that environmental and social responsibilities go hand in hand with business success. Whether it’s through lean production processes or recycling programs, the company says it is determined to conserve resources.

Following are just a few projects the company has undertaken to achieve this goal:

• Installation of a solar wall during the construction of the entry door plant in 2006. This wall provides a portion of heating in winter and eliminates the release of 60 tons of Co2 per year.

• Over the past 12 months, Novatech has recuperated 355 tons of raw materials such as glass, metals, plastic, paper and cardboard, ink cartridges, batteries, aluminum and wood. This represents a recycling rate of 74 percent. The company’s objective is to reach a rate of 80 percent for recycling raw materials.

• Use of a digital archiving system to reduce the amount of paper thrown out, which has resulted in a 20-percent reduction in paper consumption in its offices.

• Implementation of a water recuperation system in two plants belonging to the Novatech Group.

• Replacement of all the light fixtures in the offices and plants with more energy-efficient ones.

• Elimination of expanded polystyrene through the use of recycled and recyclable cardboard to wrap and protect the units for shipping.

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