Textile and rental supply company AmeriPride has released its first-ever Corporate Responsibility Report, which outlines key programs and initiatives the company is implementing as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, the health and safety of its employees, and the well-being of the communities it serves.
According to the report, fleet enhancements and alternative-fuel vehicles have reduced AmeriPride emissions by more than 152 metric tons, while solar panels in the company's New England branch have reduced the branch's carbon footprint by 162 metric tons per year.
In addition, AmeriPride's water heater and boiler improvements have lowered costs and reduced the carbon footprint by 821 metric tons, while heat reclamation equipment is expected to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by more than 1,000 metric tons.
The Corporate Responsibility Report also outlines AmeriPride’s efforts to maintain a safe culture for employees in its headquarters, facilities, and fleet, such as a comprehensive safety training program, voluntary facility inspections, and safety and health committees at every branch.
The company has also installed advanced telematics technology in all company vehicles, which provides verbal coaching to drivers in real-time and provides notifications to management if safety guidelines are not followed.
Click here to access the report, which can also be requested in hard copy form.