Environmentally Safe Operations
Zones is a supportive ally of the planet and the communities we serve with product, service and solutions offerings that we utilize ourselves while conducting business. Zones is committed to reducing the impact that information technology has on the environment.
To help our clients meet and increase environmental standards, we provide environmentally friendly products, green IT services and asset management services. Zones works with manufacturers to offer servers, computers, notebooks, monitors and consumables that have environmentally friendly attributes evidenced by their ENERGY STAR® and EPEAT™ ratings.
ENERGY STAR® products help save energy through efficient designs. The EPA requirements for earning ENERGY STAR are to meet energy use benchmarks in three distinct operating modes: standby, active and sleep modes. In addition to the product, any included accessory must also meet the ENERGY STAR qualifications for its category.
EPEAT™ is operated by the Green Electronics Council (GEC). EPEAT evaluates products according to three tiers of environmental performance Bronze, Silver and Gold. To qualify for acceptance as an EPEAT product, a product must conform to 23 required criteria and, in the case of Gold and Silver, a percentage of optional criteria (Gold 75% and Silver 50%).
Zones Professional Services plans, coordinates and conducts a comprehensive selection of environmentally friendly solutions. Programs offered to clients include virtual environment conversion, carbon footprint assessments, multifunction printer installation, data center retrofitting, network storage consolidation, lifecycle management, electronic document archiving and others.
Zones offers a comprehensive Asset Management program, including ITAD services, leading up to and including systematic reuse, repurposing, and recycling. Zones recycling partners provide complete, environmentally responsible disposition of IT assets. IT assets are recycled following EPA guidelines as well as federal, state and local guidelines. Zones service partners are committed to a zero-landfill policy for e-waste and proper disposal of toxic heavy metals.
As a leading technology provider in the U.S., Zones is committed to the local and global environment, demonstrated by some of the ways in which we minimize the environmental impact associated with internal business operations.
- Green Packaging
- Server Consolidation
- Environmentally friendly Print Catalog program – Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper and use of soy-based ink
- Internal Recycling
- Commute Trip Reduction Program (CTR)
Zones, Inc. GHG Emissions: In 2007 Zones retrofitted the lights within its corporate headquarters. Under the same initiative an automated HVAC management system was installed.
Zones, Inc. Water Conservation and Waste Management: In 2010 Zones retrofitted its corporate headquarters lavatories with motion sensor faucets and hand dryers. This remodel will reduce water and paper towel waste.
Zones practices a regular recycling program with awareness messaging through signage, newsletters and digital signage.
Zones Corporate Policy on Environmental Affairs calls for the company to publicly disclose information on its environmental programs and performance. Zones tracks environment-related indicators in the following areas: power consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, waste disposal and recycling, and water usage.