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 include 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.