Part I: How ISP Values Sustainability
What Is Sustainability?
Before we dig into sustainability, let’s review on what it is exactly, the importance, and also why is it beneficial for any organization to have? According to dictionary.com, the definition of sustainability is the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance. In other words, it’s important to have a sustainable planet beyond future generations!
Every Organization Should Have A Footprint
So how is this impactful for companies themselves? What do they get out of it? For one, conserving energy and water brings a tremendous amount of savings yearly. Since this also brings a positive impact, this helps attract more talent who would want to work for a socially responsible organization. Lastly, it builds reputation and credibility within the company itself.
How Does ISP Value Sustainability?
After familiarizing ourselves with the term and purpose, how do we at ISP Design value sustainability? Since the very beginning of our company, we continue to be committed in making our office as eco-friendly as possible to work at. Starting with the avoidance of plastic, the use of recyclable office supplies, and taking advantage of our advanced LED lighting system.
In our office we supply glasses, silverware, plates, and tumblers to defeat our use in plastic. Thanks to our full kitchen and the help of our dishwasher, we can reuse our dishes.
Recycled Office Supplies
Another way to reduce waste is the use of recyclable office supplies. We like to use refillable ink cartridges to help us to not only decrease our supply costs, but to also minimize our carbon footprint. Furthermore, the ink is printed on our 100% recyclable paper. We also encourage our employees to use both sides to reduce waste. When it comes to recycling, we hire a shredding company to properly dispose our paper.
LED Lighting System
Our lighting fixtures are 100% LED that consists of 50,000 hours of life. The control system provides shades, daylight sensors, occupancy sensors, and a time clock feature. Here at ISP, our work environment allows for natural daylight for most of the day.
We discussed what sustainability was, the purpose, the beneficials, and how we at ISP value it. For part two of our next blog, we’re to going discuss more about sustainability, but how we apply it to the lighting industry.