To meet our EH&S Policy commitments to drive pollution prevention and promote sustainability, LSI has established an objective to recycle 80% of the waste it produces by the year 2015.
To meet this objective, we have established a cross-functional Pollution Prevention team which meets quarterly to discuss and evaluate more efficient methods to reduce and recycle resources in our facilities. LSI already has processes for recycling paper, cardboard, aluminum cans, glass and plastic bottles, metals scrap, batteries, fluorescent lamps and electronic media and scrap (e-scrap) at all facilities under LSI’s operational control.
LSI also participates in recycling programs at leased facilities where the landlord manages the process. Receptacles are provided for ease of use and are strategically located throughout the facilities for the various recycling programs.
Today, LSI recycles 76% of its waste and supports recycling by using 30% or more post-consumer recycled content paper in network printers and copiers. To ensure hazardous waste and e-scrap is properly recycled and managed at the end of its life, LSI has established a program to evaluate and use only approved waste management vendors. Factors which contribute to approval of a waste management vendor includes waste management process flows, permits and recycling certifications, employee health and safety, environmental programs, and labor and ethics.
Annually since 2007, LSI has celebrated Earth Day by sponsoring electronics recycling campaigns with our employees at major U.S. sites. In 2011, LSI recycled approximately 19 tons of electronic scrap during Earth Day week.
LSI received the Kansas Pollution Prevention (P2) Award
from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for two consecutive years (2009 and 2010). This award recognizes those organizations that have made a significant improvement in protecting the environment by preventing pollution or conserving natural resources.