Managing Our Impact
Measure and Reduce
Our products benefit society by streamlining existing processes, saving time, and saving lives. At the same time, we recognize that our operations do impact the environment by using energy and generating waste. We establish and maintain a leading best practice Environmental Management System based on ISO 14001 at all our locations that is customized to each site based on local conditions. We are working diligently to reduce our impact across our facilities through process improvements, efficiency programs, and supplier partnerships with the aim of being carbon neutral by 2050.
To this end, we have challenged each of our manufacturing sites to reduce their environmental impact in the categories below. As part of our culture of trust and ownership, how they approach the challenge is left up to the local leadership and Sustainability Ambassadors at each site.
Eco-friendly breakrooms and cleaning
Our manufacturing facilities have reduced their consumption of single-use plastics.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Our sites have begun transitioning from paper to digital signatures, reducing paper use and saving time. In addition, they have implemented recycling programs where available.
Two of our manufacturing sites achieved ISO 14001 certifications in 2021 for the first time.
Three of our sites entered into power purchase agreements (PPA) for renewable sources during 2021. These PPAs haven’t had any material financial impact for Novanta.