REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE: THOMSON WORKS DILIGENTLY TO REDUCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT THROUGH CONTINUALLY IMPLEMENTING THE NEWEST ‘GREEN’ TECHNOLOGY AND FOSTERING A WORK ENVIRONMENT WHICH RESPECTS OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT.
Thomson is committed to managing the effects it has on the environment. Impact of Thomson employees and operations will be monitored in a cost effective and reasonable manner. These results will be considered by Thomson management in efforts to revise policy and operations in an effort to improve our environmental footprint. Thomson promotes on-going research and development through sourcing and procuring fuel-efficient machinery, training in driving techniques to reduce emissions, and the further education of employees recognizing that all our actions have consequences to the environment.
Commitment to Pollution PreventionWe fully recognize that through our daily operations we inevitably impact the environment in a number of ways. Thomson challenges itself to minimize the potentially harmful effects of our operational activities, wherever and whenever possible. As the size of the Thomson Terminals fleet increases so do our concerns and efforts in minimizing emissions, energy usage and the overcrowding of our roadways.
Communication to StaffWe have undertaken to help every Thomson worker to understand and implement the relevant aspects of this policy in their work through the regular communication of objectives, action plans and achievements
Commitment to Continual ImprovementThe fundamental principle of our quality program and the core of our Quality Policy, we are committed to continuous improvement of our systems, operations and moreover of our employees. We are committed to advancing employee knowledge and to fully satisfy our customer needs and expectations, while providing a safe working environment.
Thomson's Measures for Implementation
- Strive to ensure that wherever possible requirements not only meet but rather exceed relevant legislation
- Promote recycling and the use of recycled materials, while reducing consumption of material whenever possible
- Work with suppliers and customers to minimize the impact of their operations on the environment
- Include environmental issues in Thomson training programs and encourage implementation of sound environmental practices
- Minimize waste in all operations
Thomson is proud to participate in the FleetSmart program in conjunction with the Canadian government's Department of Natural Resources. Thomson is also pleased to participate in the Smartway Partnership in collaboration with the U.S Environment Protection Agency. All measures taken in our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint.