COMMITTED TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
At Würth Industry North America, we are committed to a holistic approach to environmental protection. Our policy is to prevent pressures on the natural environment and to use natural resources responsibly.
As a non-manufacturer, our environmental footprint is relatively small and our impact on the environment is minimal; however, we strive to reduce that footprint even further, and contribute to a greener, more sustainable future. The core of our business is constant improvement of logistics, which creates more time and energy-efficient processes for ourselves and our customers.
We also engage in internal environmental initiatives to further reduce our footprint:
We reduce our carbon emissions by using low-emission lighting in our facilities, and equipping our new fleet vehicles with emissions control systems. To reduce our fuel consumption, we perform vehicle maintenance regularly to ensure our fleet is as fuel-efficient as possible, and several locations have migrated from LP (liquefied petroleum) to electric forklifts in their warehouses.
Our chemical products are always compliant with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), guaranteeing that the proper reporting, record keeping, testing, and restrictions are imposed on their manufacture and sale.
We always dispose of waste properly, and recycle our materials whenever possible—cardboard and paper, metals, plastics, computer equipment, etc. Increasing our use of digital media over print further helps to reduce paper waste.
We strictly adhere to environmental regulations put forth by the EPA in all of our operations, and we insist that the suppliers and the manufacturers we work with do the same.