Managing Our Impact
Integrating Environmental Sustainability Across Novanta
We establish and maintain our Environmental Management System at all our locations based on the leading best-practice ISO 14001 standard.
Our products benefit society by streamlining existing processes, saving time, and saving lives. At the same time, we recognize that our operations directly impact the environment by consuming energy and generating waste. 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 Novanta Way culture of trust and ownership, how they approach the challenge is left up to the local leadership 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.