Environmental Sustainability Statement
At Boekel Scientific, we are dedicated to environmental sustainability and strive to minimize our impact on the planet. Our commitment extends across our entire operation, from sourcing materials to product development and facility management. We believe that by integrating sustainability into our practices, we can contribute to a greener future for our industry and the global community.
Material Sourcing and Recycling:
- Packaging Material: We prioritize sustainable packaging by purchasing from U-Line, a supplier known for their recyclable boxes made from partially recycled content. This helps reduce waste and promote the circular economy.
- Local Sourcing: Whenever possible, we source sheet metal locally to minimize transportation related emissions and support the local economy. We also responsibly manage excess metal by recycling it through our partner, All-Met Recycling LLC, reducing landfill waste.
Energy and Utilities:
- Energy Procurement: Boekel Scientific procedures energy from PECt, an energy provider committed to environmental sustainability. PECt's environmental pledge can be found at https://www.peco.com/SafetyCommunity/Environment/Pages/turPathToClean.aspx. Through this partnership, we contribute to a cleaner energy grid and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Product Compliance and Development:
- Longevity and Product Support: At Boekel Scientific, we prioritize the longevity of our products. our meticulous design and manufacturing processes ensure that our medical devices and laboratory equipment are built to last, with an expected service life of at least 7 to 10 years. We understand the importance of uninterrupted functionality in critical scientific applications, which is why we provide product support for a duration of up to 10 years. This extended support helps our customers maximize the value and lifespan of our products, reducing the need for premature replacements and minimizing environmental impact.
- Two-Year Warranty: We stand behind the quality and reliability of our products. To provide our customers with peace of mind, all Boekel Scientific products are guaranteed with a comprehensive two-year warranty. This warranty demonstrates our commitment to delivering exceptional performance and durability, ensuring that our customers can trust in the longevity and functionality of our solutions.
- RoHS/WEEE Compliance: All our products are RoHS/WEEE compliant, ensuring they meet strict standards for environmental safety. This compliance makes our products 100% recyclable and promotes responsible disposal practices.
- ESG Goals: We integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals into our product development process. By considering sustainability throughout the design and manufacturing stages, we create innovative and eco-friendly solutions for our customers.
Facility and operations:
- Lighting Efficiency: We are actively transitioning to energy-efficient LED lighting throughout our facility. This upgrade significantly reduces energy consumption and lowers our carbon footprint.
- Energy-Saving Windows: We prioritize energy conservation by replacing old, drafty windows with new energy-saving windows. This initiative enhances insulation and reduces heating and cooling demands.
- ERP/CRM Sustainability: tur enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software, Acumatca, is committed to sustainability. Their efforts can be viewed at https://www.acumatca.com/acumatcares/. By utilizing their plaƞorm, we contribute to paperless operations and minimize waste.
Warehousing and Shipping:
- Paperless operations: We are transitioning to fully barcoded warehousing and shipping operations to eliminate paper waste. This digital approach streamlines processes, reduces environmental impact, and enhances efficiency.
- QR-Coded Product Labels: To minimize printed materials, we are implementing QR-coded product labels that provide links to operator's instructions instead of sending printed manuals. This initiative reduces paper usage while ensuring accessible product information.
External Initiatives and Collaborations:
- CDP and EcoVadis: We have voluntarily disclosed our sustainability practices to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and EcoVadis, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and accountability.
- Refrigerant-less Cooling: We prioritize the use of cooling methods without refrigerant in our products, reducing ozone-depleting substances and minimizing environmental harm.
- EnergyStar Ratings: We actively pursue EnergyStar ratings for applicable products, showcasing their energy efficiency and promoting responsible energy consumption.
By developing products with extended service life, providing comprehensive product support, and backing them with a substantial warranty, we empower our customers to make sustainable choices while minimizing the environmental impact associated with frequent equipment replacements. At Boekel Scientific, we firmly believe that our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our immediate operations. We aim to inspire positive change within our industry and foster a greener future for generations to come. Through ongoing initiatives and collaborations, we continuously seek ways to improve our environmental performance and contribute to a more sustainable world.
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