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Our Mission for Sustainable Solutions

Balancing business goals with our impact on the planet has been a philosophy in practice at JM Family for many years. Taking a step beyond recycling efforts, awareness campaigns and environmental compliance, we formally launched an Environmental Sustainability mission in 2008: to conduct business with consideration for the environment so that we may preserve natural resources for the future of our company, associates, customers, business partners and the community.

To put our mission into achievable goals, we created our first five-year Environmental Action Plan (EAP), which was introduced to associates on Earth Day 2009 and came with the tagline Moving in A Greener Direction. Our core objectives were to minimize environmental impact, strengthen sustainable management practices, promote the creation of a better environment, and encourage awareness and engage associates. These core tenets set the pace that guided our efforts through 2013.

At the end of our first five-year plan, we had recycled 17 million pounds of waste, saved more than 3 million gallons of water, saved $851,018 by reducing energy consumption by 8 percent and generated more than 1 million kilowatt hours of solar energy — all while our business experienced significant growth.

In 2014, our second five-year EAP was announced to address the changing needs of our business and the planet. Themed Driving Sustainability, this plan will take us through 2018 and focuses on eco-efficient operations, building management, coordinated compliance efforts and stakeholder engagement. Through these initiatives, innovative solutions and responsible business practices, we will become a more environmentally sustainable organization.

Driving Sustainability

 

Our Mission for Sustainable Solutions

Our Mission for Sustainable Solutions