Protect the Environment
Cassidy’s believes that it is the responsibility of every person and corporation to care for and save from harm the world we share. We embrace this responsibility. We published our Environmental Policy in January 2010 serving notice to all employees that protecting the environment is a priority for Cassidy’s. Our goal is continuous improvement and we pledge our company will never stop looking for new and innovative ways protect the environment. Here are some of the initiatives we have taken:
Diesel trucks are our single largest contributor to green house gasses. Currently there is no alternative to diesel engines for moving heavy loads but they are also the most environmentally friendly option. Diesel engines are simple engines that can be made to last and they provide the most work for their size and fuel consumed than any other alternative. Diesel engines of the past received a bad reputation for smoking and a bad smell. Those days are gone. Today, Cassidy’s requires it engines to have the newest and best in computer controlled fuel use technology. We also use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology in our new heavy duty diesel vehicle engines. This technology “scrubs” the exhaust to make what we put into the air as clean possible. The new trucks we buy are cleaner, more fuel efficient and better for the environment than any truck we have had in the past. Together with mandated reduction in sulfur emissions, today’s diesels rank as the most efficient and cleanest engines available. Cassidy’s Equipment Replacement Policy obligates Cassidy’s to specify the latest in harm reduction technology. Since diesel engines are good candidates for bio-diesel fuel, we expect future generations to be even cleaner.
Cassidy’s has long recognized that good maintenance means more efficient, safer and cleaner trucks. Cassidy’s maintenance policies demands that all equipment is checked on regular schedules. Harmful emissions are reduced by making sure tires are properly inflated and engines and moving parts are properly lubricated and checked for defect.
Re-use and Recycle
The moving industry has traditionally been good at re-using and recycling material needed to complete their jobs. Packing material is made from cardboard and paper which is a re-newable resource and these items are re-used as long as they are clean and free from defect. When their life is over, packing material is recycled and used to make new boxes and paper. Tires, engine oil and batteries are also recycled. Furniture is protected in storage and in transit using re-useable moving blankets that can last decades.
A Green Culture
Cassidy’s knows that it is not one big thing that will protect our planet; it is many little things that add up to a big difference. Cassidy’s has a culture of protecting the environment. Our Environmental Policy requires employees to go paperless when possible; to get removed from mailing lists that send unwanted newsletters, magazines and catalogs that can be viewed online; print using both sides of the paper and to avoid colour printing; use the back side of old documents for note paper. Recycling bins have been placed by every workstation, printer and high traffic areas. Computer parts, cell phones and other technology are recycled instead of being sent to landfills where their dangerous components can have a lasting negative impact on the environment. Every employee of Cassidy’s knows that the protection of the environment is a company priority.