Environmental Milestones

1998

Fuel Blending Began

2002

Mini-bin Program Began

2002

Community Recycling Events Began

2015

Alerion (Solvent Reuse by 3rd Party) Began

2016

Received GreenCircle Certification for the First Time

2017

Purchased Renewable Energy Credits

2019

Launched Green Chemistry Program

1998

Fuel Blending Began

2002

Mini-bin Program Began

2002

Community Recycling Events Began

2015

Covanta Compactor Installed

2015

Alerion (Solvent Reuse by 3rd Party) Began

2016

Received GreenCircle Certification for the First Time

2017

Purchased Renewable Energy Credits

2019

Launched Green Chemistry Program

Going Green

Becoming a company that lives and breathes environmental sustainability doesn’t happen overnight. Brewer Science began its first fuel-blending program over 20 years ago. Since then, Brewer Science has been creating new programs inside and outside the company to help promote sustainability.

23.58
tons of household weight collected
32.068
tons of waste materials prevented from winding up in a landfill
104.64
trees were saved in 2018
386,144
lbs of solvent waste was diverted from hazardous waste

Becoming GreenCircle Certified: Zero Waste to Landfill

Despite already being a very green-centric company, becoming GreenCircle Certified: Zero Waste to Landfill didn’t come quite as easily as most would have suspected. Although we had many practices in place, it took some time to hit the 100% Zero Waste to Landfill mark. The process put forth by GreenCircle was very challenging but rewarding at the same time. Below are some of the key steps everyone should be aware of when trying to achieve such an achievement:

  • Audit your suppliers
  • Audit all waste streams
  • Consider environmental return on investment (eROI) versus economic return on investment ($ROI)
  • Establish accurate, easy to use units of measure (how do I quantify pallets; each, truckload, pounds?)
  • Always consider “reduce, reuse, recycle” before waste-to-energy

Being GreenCircle Certified hasn’t just had an impact on our environment but also our relationships with our customers. We have done webinars and training sessions for our customers and their other suppliers to help promote not only the environment, but also the quality of materials we are producing.

Waste Diversion from Landfill Certification Disposal Methods
Method of Disposal % of Total Materials
Recycle 11.86%
Waste-to-Energy 5.60%
Fuel Blending 37.08%
Metals Recovery 0.06%
Water Treatment 0.19%
Beneficial Reuse 39.80%
Reuse 5.41%
Total 100.00%
100%
100% Diversion of Solid Waste – Since 2016
900,000
Over 900,000 pounds of community waste collected in the last 12 years

Health, Safety, Security, & Environment

Brewer Science recognizes its responsibility to conserve natural resources while providing safe, secure, and environmentally responsible solutions for customers throughout the world. For this reason, Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) management systems based on the requirements of the ISO® 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards are maintained. A global HSSE Team implements and maintains systems that support the company’s HSSE policy and goals. Internal Safety, Security, and Environmental Departments participate with and assist the HSSE Team by educating employees and the local community about improved waste management and HSSE practices.

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2018 HSSE Report

Geothermal @ Brewer Brewer Science

In 2015 Brewer Science opened its new manufacturing facility in Vichy, Missouri. The building features a closed-looped geothermal HVAC design that provides a portion of heating and cooling to the building. Thirty-six vertical wells approximately 375 feet deep provide a sustainable source of heating and cooling the office, shipping warehouse, QC clean room, and production shell space.

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