Maple Logistics Solutions has a long history of environmental stewardship. Our commitment to environmental conservation is as paramount to our business as is our commitment to our customers.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 make sense. We have been reducing, reusing, and recycling as a means to minimize our environmental impact since our inception and annual performance goals requiring reductions in material waste began in the early 1990s creating a potent catalyst for many innovative and practical solutions to make sure we’re doing our part when it comes to environmental conservation. Operating our business in a responsible, safe, and efficient manner has been part of our strategy and culture for many years and we intend to continue improving our efforts as sustainability goals evolve and change with time. New initiatives are often implemented to stay ahead of the curve with sustainability practices. These implemented practices range from simple sustainability to important systemic programs, such as our Print on Demand Program.
Maple Logistics Solutions is, and has been, committed to a reduction in the consumption and waste of materials. As our energy consumption continues to be a target for reduction, we are consistently looking at more ways to even further reduce our environmental footprint. Water saving devices, electronic thermostats, energy efficient LED lighting, occupancy sensors, and state-of-the-art material handling equipment and charging technologies are just a few examples of the initiatives currently in use at all three of Maple Logistics Solutions warehouse locations. We deeply value sustainability practices and our goal is to always meet the highest standard of sustainability practices through new initiatives, emerging technology, and safe, sustainable practices. We firmly believe that sustainability practices not only help preserve the environment but also improve our workplace, productivity, and efficiency so we can deliver the exceptional services that customers old and new have been relying on us since Maple Logistics Solutions inception.
Recycling is practiced by our employees on a daily basis. We have been active in choosing materials that have the least environmental impact and are easily recyclable such as adhesives, inks and oils that are sent out for energy reclamation. This also includes glass, plastics, and aluminum along with other commodities, leaving very little for the final waste stream. Within our facilities, the vast majority of our communications are electronic, reducing the need for immense paper waste but the paper that is used is recycled. Nearly ten million pounds of paper has been sent out for recycling in the last two years. 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. Books are produced in accordance to actual demand and therefore eliminating excess unwanted inventory. 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 helps to drastically reduce costs and environmental footprint by limiting time-in-transit as much as possible while your products work their way through the supply chain into the hands of consumers.