Prairie West recognizes environmental protection as one of our guiding principles and a key part of sound business performance. The nature of our business allows us to have a direct, positive impact on the environment through the choice of products we use and our work methods. We will always strive to use products that are environmentally friendly.
We will operate in compliance with all relevant federal, provincial, and municipal environmental legislation, and we will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we do.
We are committed to continuously improving our program by garnering feedback from employees, clients and the industry, evaluating our current processes and adapting as need be.
Our commitment to the environment is to:
- Promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner
- Train, educate, and inform our employees about environmental issues and work methods/best practices that may affect their work
- Reduce waste through re-use and recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or refurbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical, and suitable
- Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products, seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used, stored or disposed of.
- Purchase and use environmentally responsible products that have been selected based on criteria including low toxicity or environmental hazard, durability, use of recycled materials, reduced energy and/or water consumption, reduced packaging and ability to be recycled, refilled or refurbished at end of life
- Promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our facility including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable
- Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision making and activities
- Where required by legislation, or where significant health, safety, or environmental hazards exist, develop and maintain appropriate emergency and spill response programs
- Reduce vehicle emissions by purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles when possible, inspection and regular maintenance to prevent environmental contamination due to leaks, and to prevent the waste of fuel through unnecessary idling.