© 2007 Sterling Construction Co. CSLB B & C-8 ID # 902819 

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Environmental Policy Statement

We shall strive to incorporate sustainability into our core business operations through internal and external efforts. Specifically, we shall adopt the following policies and practices:

  • Conserve energy, water and natural resources.

  • Commit to only purchase environmentally friendly products.

Reuse, Recycle and Reduce.

  • Promote environmental education, outreach and awareness.

    Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

  • Reduce the waste stream by increasing recycling and composting capacity to 95%.

  • Strive to increase waste diversion by recycling all paper, cardboard, wood, metals, bottles, plastics,

    packaging and cans.

  • Composting all food and landscape waste.

  • Discourage the use of paper towels by promoting cloth towels.

  • Reduce the waste generated by donating reusable office items (appliances, electronic equipment,

    furniture) to charitable organizations.

  • Reuse envelopes and packaging and purchase reusable products.

  • Promote the use of natural lighting and solar energy.

  • Institute a policy to turn off lighting and appliances in unoccupied rooms.

  • Purchase low mercury fluorescent lighting and energy star appliances.

  • Conserve water with the installation of dual flush low flow toilets, planting native drought tolerant plants and using a drip irrigation system.

Toxics Reduction

  • Choose green sealed janitorial cleaning products.

  • Only use recycled content products, materials and supplies.

  • Purchase No VOC paints, markers and air fresheners.

  • Recycle universal wastes and prohibit purchasing hazardous wastes.

  • Purchase rechargeable batteries and appliances only.

  • Promote storm water and source control compliance.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

  • Purchase remanufactured and refillable toner cartridges.

  • Purchase office & toilet paper with 100% recycled content as well as tree free paper.

  • Purchase products with the least packaging (no plastic, polystyrene, aerosol packaging).

  • Purchase office furniture and supplies with recycled content

  • Promote the use of refillable bottles, canvas bags and reusable to-go containers.

  • Purchase Energy Star rated appliances and office equipment.

  • Install water efficient toilets, showerheads and faucet aerators.

Conserve

  • Encourage the use of public transit.

  • Promote biking to work.

  • Offer telecommuting options.

  • Participate in spare the air, climate smart and energy saving campaigns.

  • Strive to remodel using LEED Green building standards.

Employee Education

  • Host only zero waste events i.e. ensuring that no waste is generated during company picnics, meetings.

  • Hold training programs or brown bag sessions to educate employees on proper recycling & composting practices, resource conservation ideas, importance of low-toxic purchasing etc.

  • Offer incentives to encourage environmentally preferable practices such as recycling champion, transit hero etc.

  • Inform employees of environmental issues in company newsletters, training material and staff meeting discussions