Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. has revealed the results of a third-party sustainability performance report conducted by Ramboll, a leading engineering, design and consultancy company. The report highlights Utility's substantial increases in environmental, health and safety performance.
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Ramboll used over 20 years worth of data from all five of Utility's manufacturing plants across the United States, providing insight into the benefits and impact the company's effort to responsibly reduce its overall air emissions, waste and energy consumption.
Utility participated in numerous green initiatives, eliminating ozone-depleting emissions from their inject-foam insulation process and reduced their overall waste and emissions. Results show that Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 27%, volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions were cut down 62% and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) air emissions sunk 97%.
“We are honored to say that all Utility manufacturing plants are classified as Minor Sources of Emissions under the USEPA’s Clean Air Act regulations” says Brett Olsen, Marketing Manager for Utility. “We take pride in managing our production and manufacturing with integrity as it relates to forward-thinking environmental practices.”
In addition, the company sources 100% of its wood from forests certified by the Sustainable Forest Initiative and cardboard recycling yielded a 23% increase. While Utility was enhance its environmental practices, the company was also able to improve worker safety as well, with injuries decreasing 63%.
Overall, Utility's environmental improvements cut down costs, improved efficiency and financial savings.
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“These results prove that our proactive initiatives are achieving a safer, smarter, and more sustainable workplace," Olsen adds. “By staying ahead of the curve, we are pursuing and implementing sustainable practices that better our employees, our environment, and best utilize our natural resources.”