HOW SIA SAVES MILLIONS THROUGH ITS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS
GOING GREEN SAVES GREEN
In 2002, SIA set a lofty goal of achieving zero landfill by 2006. The objective was to lessen our impact on our environment. After challenging our entire workforce to find ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, the initiative caught on and by 2004, two years ahead of goal, SIA sent its last truck of waste to a landfill. Since that time, not only have we made a tangible, positive impact on the enviornment, we've saved money doing it! For example, in the past, after we applied PVC sealant to a car's weld seams to make them water-tight, we would wipe off the excess sealant with a rag for disposal. Now, we collect the excess PVC sealant using a rubber scraper and place it in a bucket to be used on more vehicles. By doing this, we save $78,336 each year!