Fuel Blending Began
Mini-bin Program Began
Community Recycling Events Began
Alerion (Solvent Reuse by 3rd Party) Began
Received GreenCircle Certification for the First Time
Purchased Renewable Energy Credits
Launched Green Chemistry Program
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.
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:
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.
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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 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.
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.