An important firsttool for anyone establishing a Resource Conservation Program is the creation of a scorecard to track the weekly use of natural gas, electric and water.Utilizing local meter readings, these volumes (btus, kWhs, gallons) can be compared against the outputs of thebusiness (lbs., units, sales, services, etc.) to track efficiency.
Only when utilities are tracked as an “ingredient” of your product will you be able to positively change your consumption of these resources. A simple spreadsheet scorecard can illuminate outages that typically result in 7percent to 12 percent utility reductions in the first 12 months.
Scott E Weyandt, plant manager, Shearer's Foods Inc.
Some tax benefits of going green:
Laura A. Ephlin, of counsel, and Terrence S. Finn, partner, Roetzel & Andress LPA
Since I arrived at ID Images, our president, Brian Gale, has been telling us that we need to get better. He has provided us with training and resourcesto improve. We worked with Medina County to implement a recycling program that reduced our landfill by approximately 2 tons per week. We have worked with our partners to reduce waste throughout the supply chain. Every member of our team, in production and the office, has gonethrough lean training supported by the company.These initiatives have helped improve our productivity, reduce our waste and,most importantly, satisfy our customers.
Tammy Bivins, production manager, ID Images