Our environment matters, that's why we embed environmental stewardship into our business. We actively manage our environmental risk and have introduced programs and targets to reduce our environmental footprint, particularly around the priority areas of energy and greenhouse gas emissions, paper and waste. We’re also changing the way our employees work, generating substantial environmental benefits, and fostering engagement and awareness across the company.
Since 2015, 2,350 total metric tonnes of office materials collected from our workspace redesign, with 95% being diverted to landfill through reselling, recycling, donation and relocation.
= 94 metric tonnes of office material
In 2017, Rogers was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the fifth year in row.
Paper is a key component of our business, and we are focused on finding innovative solutions to streamline our paper consumption.
We’re employing new internal technology and retrofitting our buildings, which will ultimately reduce our energy consumption. This also allow us to make more efficient use of our office footprint, significantly reducing our future energy consumption. Initiatives include: enhancing lighting conditions by maximizing day lighting where we can, as well as constructing glass partitions on the fronts of meeting rooms; and installing high-efficiency LED fixtures with motion sensors and daylight sensors to optimize energy performance
We are committed to improving our energy efficiency across our operations as we move towards a low-carbon economy.
Responsible management of materials we use and the waste we produce is important both to our operational efficiency and the environment.
Rogers is committed to reducing energy usage by 10% and greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, compared to 2011 levels, by 2025.
In 2015, Rogers won two annual Race to Reduce Awards
We host recycling events on Earth Day and during Waste Reduction Week to encourage employees to clean their workstations of unused office supplies in order to donate them to local charities.
In 2016, 943 service vehicles were equipped with power inverter systems with auxiliary batteries, reducing overall daily fuel use by an estimated 1,900 litres and a CO2 reduction of 4.5 tonnes per day.
= 41 vehicles
Rogers buildings turned off the lights for Earth Hour 2016 in March.
= 5 buildings
In 2015, we reduced our total paper consumption by 21.3% from the year prior.