Zones, Inc. (Zones) is committed to environmental affairs leadership in all of its business activities. Zones has had long-standing corporate policies of providing a safe and healthful workplace, protecting the environment and conserving energy and natural resources, which were formalized in 1999 (safety/ERT), 2006 (Green IT) and 2011 (sustainability), respectively.
These policies have served the environment and our business well over the years and provide the foundation for the following corporate policy objectives:
Provide a safe and healthful workplace, and ensure that personnel are properly trained and have appropriate safety and emergency equipment.
Be an environmentally responsible neighbor in the communities where we operate, and act promptly and responsibly to correct incidents or conditions that endanger health, safety or the environment. Report them to authorities promptly and inform affected parties as appropriate.
Conserve natural resources by reusing and recycling materials, purchasing recycled materials and using recyclable packaging and other materials.
Use warehouse, transportation and technology lab integration processes that do not adversely affect the environment, including developing and improving operations and technologies to minimize waste; prevent air, water and other pollution; minimize health and safety risks; and dispose of waste safely and responsibly.
Ensure the responsible use of energy throughout our business, including conserving energy, improving energy efficiency and giving preference to renewable over nonrenewable energy sources when feasible.
Meet or exceed all applicable government requirements and voluntary requirements to which Zones subscribes. Set and adhere to stringent requirements of our own no matter where in the world the company does business.
Strive to continually improve Zones' environmental management system and performance, and periodically post environmental initiative metrics to the general public on the Zones website. Conduct rigorous audits and self-assessments of Zones' compliance with this policy, measure progress of Zones' environmental affairs performance and periodically report to its Executive team. Every employee and every contractor on Zones premises is expected to follow this policy and to report any environmental, health or safety concern to Zones management. Managers are expected to take prompt action.