Averus Corporate Responsibility
We are always looking for ways to conserve resources and reduce our impact on the environment while maintaining the high-level of service our customers expect. Since 2006 we have worked to reduce the amount of paper we consume and with improvements in technology we have steadily reduced our use. We started with the simplest change, double-sided printing, then we developed e-billing practices that were available to customers of all sizes. Beginning in 2012 we started developing technology for tablet and hand-held devices, rollout began in 2013 completion among all divisions and lines of business was completed in 2015. In 2014 we saved almost a million pieces of paper and 120 trees.
As a service company we have a large fleet, so the price of fuel and fleet efficiencies is an area of continuous review. In 2011 we began upgrading our fleet to more fuel-efficient vehicles and by 2013 our fire and filter fleets had been transitioned to smaller, more fuel-efficient Transits. Upgrades to newer service vehicles, significantly reducing the overall consumption of fuel and lessening our impact of carbon emissions on the environment.
Recently our processing plant located in our Chicagoland area Headquarters was outfitted with an industrial water filtration system. The system captures wastewater from our service area, filters it and removes contaminants, which we are then able to reuse.
These are our main focuses at this time, but acknowledging our actions and impact to the environment are inherent to our business and operations. We are committed to operational efficiencies and reducing waste in all areas of operations. Carpe Diem!