Commitment to the Environment
Our sustainability promise
Over the past few years, Beatties has made a concentrated effort to be more respectful of the environment through our business practices and product.
We’re ISO 14001 certified! That means we’re internationally recognized for our commitment to the environment and a cleaner, safer and healthier world for generations to come. When you choose to order from Beatties Office Products, you’re choosing to minimize your impact on the environment.
In the past four years we have reduced our electricity consumption by 32% through Beatties Environmental Management System and projects such as retrofitting all the lighting in our retail store, administration and warehouse.
Over the past 2 years we have reduced the quantity of printed marketing and advertising materials by 15% per year. We will continue this reduction and invest in eco-friendly digital publications such as our on-line flyer and email marketing.
We are in our 4th year of promoting landfill diversion of your used ink and toner cartridges. Last year 16,181 cartridges were recycled. Our 2014 goal is 20,000.
You might have noticed we reuse cardboard boxes from our warehouse receiving to package and send your orders. Last year this saved 27,984 boxes from being made or recycled.
Also…Beatties continually strives to improve programs to reduce: fuel consumption by monitoring vehicle idling and GPS route planning; landfill waste; supplies consumption; Managed Print Services, … and more. Choose one of 1000+ different environmentally preferred products that we stock.
Solar power generation
Beatties St. Catharines store now has a rooftop solar PV system made up of 1352 solar panels. On any given week, these panels can have a carbon offset of 10,000 lbs, save 4.84 trees, generate 500 barrels of oil and feed 6440kwh to the grid.