This website is our way of sharing our ongoing efforts to create a more environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically prosperous Greater Philadelphia with you, our stakeholders in a sustainable future.
For more than a decade, we have made significant progress on many fronts and we continue to look for ways to minimize our environmental impact. As a leading national retailer with a large footprint anddedicated associates, we have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in improving the environment.
We do so by using resources more efficiently and striving to reduce our overall impact on the environment. As we do so, we operate within the bounds of good business decision-making so that each action we take is measurable, sustainable and enduring.
We will be aggressive in our drive to eliminate wasteful behavior. In some cases, this requires consistent application of very simple principles, such as reminding our associates to turn off lights when rooms are not in use, to print fewer hard copies of emails, to recycle waste, to optimize facility performance and to use mass transit for commuting to work.
In other cases, we will be pursuing systematic improvements to the way we do business, such as better targeting customer mailing lists and shifting marketing to electronic media by leveraging the digital and social channels used by our customers.
We will reduce our use of scarce resources in a meaningful way. We will recycle more and seek to use paper made with post-consumer waste PCW.
We will be as aggressive as possible in changing for the better to preserve endangered forests, wildlife, water quality and eco-systems. The building materials used in our stores will be environmentally certified whenever reasonably possible.
We will take a comprehensive approach to sustainability, involving everyone around us. This will include developing supplier sustainability standards and promoting eco-friendly products to our customers. We will encourage our associates and ask them to support our initiatives with their ideas, energy, personal actions and volunteer time.
We will support efforts in our communities and our nation to clean up the environment and reduce consumption of scarce resources. We will measure what we do and strive toward quantifiable goals. Reduce our energy use on a kWh-per-square-foot basis by another 2 percent in each ofand compared with levelsrecognizing that we already have reduced our energy consumption by about 36 percent over the past 14 years.
Increase the amount of our waste diverted from landfills to 70 percent by up from more than 60 percent in ABOUT BPS Learn more about BPS». The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) takes action to shape the future of Portland and advance climate protection for a more prosperous, healthy, equitable and resilient city now and for future generations.
The Sustainability Action Network actively participates in the development and adoption of plans to protect Capability I & II farmland from urban development and industrial land uses.
Thank you so much for your feedback! Comments on the updated Baltimore Sustainability Plan closed on June 8th, and final revisions are being incorporated now.
Sustainability is the process of maintaining change in a balanced fashion, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.
For many in the field, sustainability . As our planet increasingly faces the unpredictable consequences of climate change and resource depletion, urgent action is needed to adapt to a more sustainable model. The Office of Sustainability was created in to guide Emory’s transformative practices and sustainable choices, but the University has followed a long path to becoming a recognized sustainability leader in higher education.