Schukra – Windsor, Ontario
Schukra of North America, located in Tecumseh, Ontario, is a manufacturer and supplier of seating comfort systems. Schukra is an ISO 14001-registered facility and became Eco Initiative registered in December 2013. Since that time, Schukra has developed a sustainability culture that is deeply imbedded in the everyday operations at the facility.
Some of the past sustainability efforts at Schukra include:
- Reduced bar code labels through pull system optimization
- Performed waste audits annually to identify new recycling streams and gauge recycling efficiency
- Established a program to recycle defective motor units
- Reduced energy usage plant-wide by:
- Installing BAF fan to reduce energy usage required to heat and cool facility
- Installing dock plates and skirts in receiving docks to help minimize temperature loss/gain
- Converting fluorescent light bulbs to more efficient LED light bulbs
- Reducing the amount of bar code labels printed
- Multiple projects in place to help reduce machine downtime
- Strong quality control and quality improvement programs that reduce scrap product and raw material usage
- Returnable package efforts with vendors
Schukra also participates in several social responsibility activities, including:
- Annually, the facility helps plant trees in the community as part of the ERCA tree planting. During this event, approximately 2,000 trees are planted by volunteers in the community.
- Annually, the facility collects coats and mittens that are given to the unemployment help center for those in need.
- The facility holds an annual Earth Week event to promote environmental awareness among its employees.