Sustainability

We are very concerned about the environment at Polyethics Industries and we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in three main categories over the next three year period.

SOLID WASTE – We re-use 100% of all the waste created in our manufacturing process and we recycle that waste in our own facility. It has always been our goal to have zero waste from our manufacturing operations and we have achieved this goal for the past 21 years. We will also reduce by 50% the solid waste that is created within our office environment and our employee break areas by the end of 2016 from their current levels. We will achieve this reduction through smarter purchases and increased recycling efforts by both our company and our local municipalities.

WATER – We do not use any water in our manufacturing process at all. Over the past two years we have replaced all of our gardens with plants and shrubs that do not require watering. The only water we use is in our washrooms and in our employee rest areas. We replaced all of out toilets with low flush units over the past three year period. We will continue to reduce our consumption by up to 20% by 2016 by replacing urinals and other fixtures with motion sensor activated fixtures.

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS (GHG) – We are proud to declare that our manufacturing process does not have any emissions. A kg of raw material used in our facility makes a kg of finished goods without any by products. However, we do rely heavily on electricity in our business and the power generation facilities in Ontario still rely heavily on coal for production. In the past year we have fully covered our 80,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in Orillia, Ontario with panels that are part of the smart fit program. While the power is sold back to the grid and we in turn buy our power from the grid, we are doing our part to provide green power to all consumers. We will continue to lower our GHG impact on the environment by at least 20% by the end of 2016 by continuing to upgrade our lighting, installing more timers and motion sensors, and most of all, purchasing some of our power through a green power supplier. We believe we can offset the increased cost of buying some green power by reducing our consumption through upgrades, sensors, and timers.

Our commitment to the environment will not end with these reductions.As technologies permit we will upgrade our processes to reduce consumption of all items used in our factories.