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Environmental Policy

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Environmental Policy

 

Chappaqua Paint and Hardware is committed to reducing our environmental footprint and promoting environmental stewardship at all levels of our organization. Our goal is to minimize our organization’s impact and maximize future generations’ ability to live, work, and play in our shared natural environment, with equal access to clean air, clean water, and natural resources. We will strive to minimize pollution and waste, conserve energy and water, protect habitat, support renewable energy resources, buy environmentally friendly products, and encourage environmentally preferable transportation. These efforts will extend to contractor and supplier relationships. We will encourage contractors and suppliers serving or otherwise acting on behalf of the organization to meet our standards of environmental performance. Employee understanding and involvement are essential to the implementation of this environmental policy. All employees will receive a copy of this policy and be educated about our company’s efforts to improve our environmental performance. Employees at all levels of the company will be involved in supporting our goals.

 

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Commitments

 

Energy

Chappaqua Paint and Hardware is committed to reducing our energy footprint by switching to energy saving lights, incorporating energy saving practices such as timers and non-peak electricity use, and committing to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Materials Management (Waste/Recycling & Purchasing)

Chappaqua Paint and Hardware is committed to green purchasing and reducing our amount of waste. When an alternative is feasible, the company will work to incorporate environmentally friendly decisions into its practices such as strongly encouraging the use of reusing paper and other products, as well as recycling and disposing properly of waste. We also aim to buy environmentally friendly products, such as Viking Pure Solutions, when viable. Being a paint and hardware store, not all chemicals can be eliminated, but we are committed to making the changes whenever and wherever we can.

Transportation

Chappaqua Paint and Hardware is committed to using less means of transportation by encouraging carpooling, avoiding business travel, and using a single van to engage in business related activities at less than 20 miles a week.

 

Land Use

Chappaqua Paint and Hardware is committed to utilizing the land as well as possible through regular cleaning and maintenance of company supplies to avoid leaks and environmental damage, using environmentally friendly alternatives, and maximizing the potential of the land to avoid expansion and further land use.

 

Water

Chappaqua Paint and Hardware is committed to reducing our water footprint by taking action to avoid water leaks, using optimal water pressure, and to effectively use the least amount of water possible.