Programs to achieve targets
Each facility is required to implement EHS programs to minimize risk to employees, visitors and contractors and meet regulatory requirements (OSHA, EPA, etc.). From a safety perspective, these programs include, but are not limited to: Confined Space, Contractor Safety, Emergency Response Plans, Fire Protection, General EHS Provisions, Hazard Communications, Hearing Conservation, Lockout Tagout, Machine Safeguarding, Personal Protective Equipment and Powered Industrial Vehicles. From an environmental perspective, our site level environmental programs include, but are not limited to: Air Permit Compliance, Hazardous Waste Management, Oil Spill Prevention Plans, Ozone Depleting Substances, Waste Determinations, and Water Permit/Ordinance Compliance.
RRD is pursuing energy efficiency programs involving several different technologies that we are installing in our plants worldwide. In order to reduce our energy usage we’re investing to use enhanced energy consumption and recovery systems. Examples include:
To help reduce consumption and allow utilities to manage demand without brownouts or investment in costly generation capacity, RRD participates in several demand response programs. These programs, offered by some local utilities, ask large industrial users to reduce consumption during peak demand periods.
A proprietary process that captures heat and allows it to be used again. This heat is used to reduce ambient heating needs, to even more effectively dry printing inks, and to make boilers operate more efficiently.
To ensure a brighter future, RRD is taking advantage of recent advances in lighting technology. We continue to install lighting system retrofits in our domestic and international facilities.
We continuously seek opportunities to utilize increased alternative energy, including through geographic power grids utilized, onsite physical installations, and through power purchase agreements.
RRD locations worldwide continuously work to reduce, reuse, and recycle the amount and type of by-products produced. While specific initiatives will vary by site and manufacturing process, examples include: recycle of materials when feasible (paper, including add roll trim, paper tear off, office paper, butt rolls (also used as packing material), bound and stapled waste, cardboard, including bare cores from printing rolls, plastic wrap, aluminum printing plates; returning reusable rags, oil pigs and oil mats to the uniform company that supplies laundry and reuse; returning forklift batteries to battery vendor for recycling; sending used oil to a third party for recycling; repairing broken/damaged pallets and reusing.