Sustainability

Committed to providing maximum value to our customers with minimum environmental impact.

Our commitment:

  • Innovative custom solutions
  • Highest quality of products and service
  • Cutting edge science and engineering

Environmental awareness & commitments

Champlain Cable Corporation has nurtured a culture of environmental impact awareness and sustainability since its inception, and our modern era of eco-conscious business has challenged and inspired us to do more.

Our core sustainable business initiatives involve examining our business processes and practices so that impact on people and planet are considered as well as profit. We strive to integrate sustainability into our company’s culture, an effort that incorporates our hiring and training practices as well as employee health and wellbeing programs.

We have adopted an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified to the ISO 14001:2004 EMS international standard which helps us achieve the goals of eliminating waste and generating cost savings. Like all ISO management system standards, ISO 14001 requires continual improvement of the organization’s systems and approach to environmental concerns. The Champlain Cable EMS increases prominence of environmental management within our strategic planning processes, involving greater input from leadership and a stronger commitment to proactive initiatives that boost environmental performance. It requires that we consider all environmental issues relevant to operations, identify discrete objectives to manage those impacts, while addressing the environmental and sustainability concerns of our customers.

The most critical aspects of our environmental focus are:

 1 | Energy usage

We strive to reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency.

2 | Waste

We strive to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and implement responsible waste management wherever possible.

3 | Water

We strive to reduce water consumption, minimizing wastewater generation and managing stormwater runoff.

A key sustainability metric

In 2016 we identified energy use as a key sustainability metric. To focus on this objective, we plan to reduce our use of valuable natural resources, improve the efficiency of our operations, and reduce costs.

Reducing the amount of waste to landfill

In 2015, we established a goal that aimed to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill based on prior year performance. We met that objective, and in 2016 established a goal designed to challenge ourselves to improve on last year’s performance. Here’s an illustration of our success and ongoing efforts. Objective: Reduce waste-to-landfill by 5% reduction from 2015.

Pallet program

Each objective set by Champlain contains a number of projects that are designed to achieve our annual objectives. For instance, we have instituted a pallet recycling program and a pallet return program with some of our large volume suppliers. These programs have proved very successful, with nearly all incoming pallets being recycled and diverted from landfills.