Earth Day April 22 : Vikor Goes Green in 2018!
This Earth Day, we at Vikor reaffirm our commitment to our planet, and encourages all our stakeholders to get involved with environmental initiatives! Environmental considerations are a mandatory and critical part of all our business decisions. Whether by reducing our carbon footprint by substituting to compressed natural gas to fuel our vehicles, or by cutting down on energy wastage by switching to energy-efficient LED bulbs at all of our facilities, or through our extensive water and solid-waste recycling efforts – Vikor is serious about leaving a positive impact on our environment.
Each year, millions of acres of forest are lost to deforestation, a loss responsible for up to 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But did you know that just one acre of newly planted trees helps absorb over 2.5 tons of CO2 annually? On Earth Day 2017, we set aside a significant area – nearly one acre – of our manufacturing facility for tree plantation, and we pledged to minimize our reliance on paper to shift towards becoming an evolved, paperless organization. Since then, we have incurred considerable costs in technology upgrades to help us achieve this goal, undertaking a full environmental audit to identify and take action in areas where we could either further reduce our paper consumption or improve our recycling practices.
In addition to our many continuing green initiatives, this Earth Day Vikor is reforesting our planet through tree-planting projects, and helping build strong communities that protect and care for trees. Please click on the following link to view photographs from our company-wide tree-planting exercise in the media gallery: More>