NewAge(R) Industries Publishes “Building a Sustainable Future,” a New Report That Explains the Many Steps Taken by the Manufacturer to Support Sustainability
Plastic tubing manufacturer NewAge Industries has released its first sustainability report. It highlights the company’s ideas and actions that have helped it save energy, reduce waste and become a better neighbor. NewAge now produces half of its electricity through a solar panel array on the building’s roof, and other projects have impacted its recycling, heating and cooling, lighting and production efficiencies. The company also hosts food, toy and blood drives to benefit the local community.
Ken Baker, CEO, stated “Although this is NewAge’s initial sustainability report, we’ve always been a forward-thinking company concerned with the impact we make as a business and a member of the community. We’ve taken many critical steps, including the adoption of solar power, to demonstrate that concern, and this report helps readers understand the impact.”
Broken into several sections, “Building a Sustainable Future” covers all of NewAge’s sustainability projects, the largest and most ambitious of which has been its renewable energy system. In 2011 the company installed over 4,000 solar panels on its roof and added other electrical equipment to harness the energy from the array. The system now generates half the company’s electricity needs.
The report explains other building improvements and gives hard facts on results. It cites dollars, energy and water saved, along with pounds of waste recycled annually. The changes have resulted in more efficient and brighter lighting; reduced heating and cooling costs due to the replacement of all windows; decreased electricity usage because of new, energy efficient motors in production areas; and reduced trash volume due to recycling and compacting.
“Building a Sustainable Future” also includes measures taken by team members that involve helping the community. Events such as holiday toy drives, wellness programs, food and clothing collections, blood drives and local student education programs help to illustrate the nature of this successful, employee-owned corporation.
“It’s quite an accomplishment,” said Baker of the many changes. “I’m excited to explore what improvements we can tackle next.”
For more information on NewAge’s commitment to sustainable business practices, contact the Fluid Transfer Specialists(R) at NewAge Industries, Inc., 145 James Way, Southampton, PA 18966; phone 800-506-3924 or 215-526-2300; fax 800-837-1856 or 215-526-2190; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. View the online version of the report at http://www.newageindustries.com/downloads/NewAge_Industries_Sustainability.pdf.
About NewAge Industries
In business since 1954, NewAge Industries manufactures plastic and rubber tubing in both reinforced and unreinforced styles. The company offers an overall product quality rating of 99.8%, provides custom extrusion and fabrication capabilities, and services customers worldwide. NewAge Industries maintains a large inventory and prides itself on same-day shipment of 99% of orders for its core product lines. In 2006, NewAge initiated an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) for the benefit of both its employees and customers.
The AdvantaPure(R) division of NewAge Industries is ISO 9001:2008 certified and specializes in high purity tubing, hose, single use batch filling and sampling tubing, manifold assemblies, and other molded components for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, food, beverage, and chemical industries. All products are manufactured, stored, and shipped using the cleanest methods possible to ensure unsurpassed product purity. Automated product identification systems, including gamma stable RFID tags and labels, are offered by NewAge’s Verigenics(TM) division.
NewAge(R), NewAge Industries AdvantaPure(R), Verigenics(TM), and “Fluid Transfer Specialists(R)” are trademarks of NewAge(R) Industries, Inc.