Juarez - Mexico – Juarez, Mexico
One aspect of the Eco Initiative program requires branches to analyze environmental impacts throughout the plant, including areas of production, the office, and the warehouse. Then, the facility must target significant impacts and develop goals to achieve and maintain more sustainable alternatives. Thanks to a committed team and management support, LPAG has implemented significant waste reduction activities to drastically lessen their carbon footprint.
“Other Mexican facilities have also followed suit and will begin implementing the program in 2014.”
So far, branch achievements include reducing annual energy consumption by 24% and increasing recycling efforts for cardboard, plastic, urethane, and wood by 108%, 455%, 192%, and 89%, respectively, in one year’s time. Machines have been fitted with basins to collect used oil for reuse and recycling. The facility has also designed a machine that will potentially reduce hazardous waste generation and disposal by up to 50%. The machine is currently in the building stages, and upon completion, will allow LPAG’s hazardous waste generator status to shift from large to small.
LPAG also recognizes the importance of education in fostering green habits. The facility provides annual training to its employees regarding branch objectives and green goals, and meets monthly to discuss ways to improve on waste reduction. Additionally, the facility participates in community outreach by hosting annual educational seminars to discuss good environmental practices and tips that are open to the public.
Though green practices have long been established at LPAG, the Eco Initiative program has allowed the facility to recognize even more opportunities to go green. Other Mexican facilities have also followed suit and will begin implementing the program in 2014.
For more information on the Eco Initiative program, contact:
Theresa Block at extension 2574.