Preserving the environment. Building a better, cleaner future.
WWT is committed to sustainability initiatives that address the daily impact that our operations have on the environment.
With a focus on reducing energy use and waste, water conservation, and end-of-life product planning, WWT works to protect our planet while delivering business value to our customers.
In addition to ensuring compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, WWT is committed to investing in resources that reduce any negative environmental impact our industry has while continually improving our company's overall environmental performance.
Environmental Impact Assessment
We continually assess our operations to identify activities and/or services that can interact with or have an impact on the environment. Currently, electricity consumption and resulting carbon dioxide emissions have the greatest impact on the environment. That's why WWT is focusing efforts toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The company has also identified reductions of landfill and solid waste and water conservation as areas of importance to mitigate any negative impact our global operations might have on the environment.
WWT has established an objective to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by the year 2030.
We also support the continued development and expansion of renewable energy sources and are a recognized EPA Green Power Partner.
You can find additional information regarding WWT's efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions in the company's annual report submitted to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).
Solid Commercial Waste
WWT has established cardboard, wood, plastics and single-stream recycling in our facilities worldwide. We're also committed to reducing waste that's difficult to dispose of in an environmentally responsible way.
We repair and reuse electronics internally when possible. For the disposal of end-of-life equipment, we leverage OEM take back/trade-in programs, disposal providers who meet environmental certification standards, or e-stewards.
Hazardous Materials and Waste
While handling hazardous materials and waste is not part of our normal business operations, we ensure that any material identified as hazardous is handled in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Our business processes and operations do not require a significant amount of water. Water use within WWT is primarily limited to cafeteria services, restrooms and landscaping.
WWT measures water consumption annually and continues to explore opportunities for more sustainable water usage, such as implementing landscaping controls and efficient plumbing fixtures.