Preserving the environment and building a better, cleaner future.
WWT is committed to sustainability initiatives that address the daily impact our operations have on the environment. With a focus on energy and waste reduction, water conservation and end-of-life product planning, WWT works to protect our planet while providing business value for our customers.
In addition to ensuring compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, WWT is committed to investing in resources that promote the reduction of any negative impacts our industry has on the environment, including pollution prevention and the continual improvement of our company’s overall environmental performance.
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 2020.
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).
WWT has established cardboard, wood, plastics and single-stream recycling in our facilities worldwide and is committed to reducing solid waste that cannot be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.
WWT repairs and reuses electronics internally when possible. When equipment reaches end of life, we use methods such as OEM take back/trade-in programs and disposal service providers that maintain certification to environmental standards such as R2 or e-stewards to dispose of the equipment.
Refer to the instructions provided for information about recycling e-waste in India (link to the right).
Although the handling of hazardous materials and waste is not part of our company’s normal business operations, when materials or waste are identified as hazardous, WWT takes actions as appropriate to ensure they are handled in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
WWT’s 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. We measure water consumption annually and are continually investigating opportunities for more sustainable water usage, such as landscaping controls and water efficient plumbing fixtures.
We successfully reduced our water usage by eight percent in a year over year comparison between 2013 and 2014. We will continue with our efforts to conserve water and reduce water consumption on a year over year basis.