Environmental sustainability and conservation of valuable resources are priorities at Lindenmeyr Munroe. With a commitment to maintain the integrity of our natural surroundings, Lindenmeyr Munroe supports sustainable forestry through responsible preservation and by upholding chain-of-custody standards for FSC™, SFI® and PEFC™ papers.
Lindenmeyr Munroe has taken significant steps towards reducing our environmental footprint by implementing recycling programs, investing in energy and fuel saving technologies, and partnering with the right organizations to help achieve our environmental goals. In 2009, many of our distribution facilities installed high efficiency lights that are motion activated to help reduce our electricity consumption by as much as 40%. Lindenmeyr Munroe was the first paper merchant to join the SmartWay Transportation Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight service industry, designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. Our commitment to reduce fossil fuel consumption is demonstrated through the purchase of bio-fuels and our SmartWay Transportation Partnership, which maximizes the efficiency of our delivery trucks.
In 2010, Lindenmeyr Munroe began a Carbon Reduction Initiative that included a company-wide carbon assessment to better understand our environmental impact. After completing the carbon assessment, a partnership was formed with The CarbonNeutral® Company to help reduce and offset our Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Soon after, our corporate office received the news that they reduced their carbon emissions to net zero and officially became a certified CarbonNeutral® office. Our corporate office is currently in its fourth year of being a certified CarbonNeutral® office with a total environmental savings equivalent to 373,993 gallons of gasoline or 17.2 railcars of coal