Our Environmental Commitment

Our commitment to environmental awareness and preservation is reflected throughout our business.  We fulfill our commitment by applying the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle in all processes.

Reduce

  • Routine energy efficiency studies
  • Energy efficient lighting, reducing both energy consumption and CO2 emissions
  • Lighting timers and dimmers to reduce energy usage
  • Insulation reduces heat loss and energy usage
  • Preventative maintenance and energy management for the heating system reduces oil and natural gas consumption and CO2 emissions

Reuse

  • Current, used items are sold to the used  book market
  • Other used items and outdated inventory are given to employees

Recycle

  • Packaging materials contain 100% recycled content and may be recycled by the end user
  • Shipping boxes contain 36% recycled content
  • Exhibit property is made of sustainable, recyclable, and environmentally friendly materials
  • Remainder inventory is recycled
  • In-house recycling program for paper, metal, cardboard, and plastic reduces the amount of waste being sent to the local landfill by more than half

Brodart also promotes environmental responsibility among our employees and we clearly communicate our environmental policy, practices, and impact to all interested parties. We believe implementing these practices results in a cleaner, safer work environment for our employees and will ensure the continued stability and availability of natural resources for generations to come.

We continuously evaluate our processes to increase efficiency, minimize waste, and comply with environmental guidelines.  A concentrated effort is placed on implementing environmental management practices developed to ensure our operations respect, protect, and sustain the natural environment.