Maple Logistics Solutions has a long history of environmental stewardship. We pride ourselves on providing fulfillment and distribution services which include the implementation of safe and responsible processes that protect the environment, benefit our employees, and provide for the effective operation of our business. Through the years, we have been incorporating eco-friendly procedures in our operations because they simply made sense. We have been reducing, reusing, and recycling as a means to minimize our environmental impact since our inception. Operating our business in a responsible, safe, and efficient manner has been part of our strategy and culture for many years.
Maple Logistics Solutions is, and has been, committed to a reduction in the consumption and waste of materials. We have been active in choosing materials that have the least environmental impact and annual waste reduction targets are established at each of our facilities. Within our facilities, the vast majority of our communications are electronic, and our energy consumption continues to be a target for reduction. Water saving devices, electronic thermostats, energy efficient LED lighting, occupancy sensors, and state-of-the-art material handling equipment and charging technologies are examples of initiatives currently in use.
Recycling is practiced by our employees on a daily basis. Our employees are trained and share in our vision. Waste paper, DVDs, corrugated, glass, plastic, aluminum, and electronics are among the commodities we recycle to minimize our waste stream. Our entire supply chain, which also includes our vendors and customers, also share in our vision.
Our Distribution Print-On-Demand (POD) Program also has benefits which positively impact the environment. Successful management of this program results in fewer books being printed over the life cycle of the title. This reduces greenhouse emissions, reduces landfill waste, and reduces transportation costs.
Our distribution centers are located in the heavily populated Northeastern United States, and are in close proximity to ports, rail, and interstate access. This is beneficial on both inbound and outbound shipments, and reduces costs and time-in-transit as your products work their way through the supply chain into the hands of consumers.