APC is committed to preserving and protecting the environment. We are responsible for our waste footprint and making conscientious choices to protect our planet. It makes good business sense, and it’s the right thing to do.
By automating more than 80 percent of our paper-intensive processes, APC has significantly reduced our paper dependencies while realizing dramatic internal efficiency. We use the Web exclusively to share documents for on-boarding new employees, time entry, payroll deposits and statements, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) invoicing and Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) for both account receivables and payables.
Document image processing has replaced many drawers filled with paper allowing each department to process transactions, like a new hire, more quickly. APC also requests electronic faxes which facilitates easy distribution and reduces our paper and copier needs.
All marketing materials are online helping to reduce out-of-date versions and unnecessary printing while improving accessibility. And, a majority of our training is also Web-based.
APC cancels all unwanted catalogs, magazines and phone books. By simply removing our name from mailing lists, we save trees, the cost of sorting and distribution and the fuel used to transport items to us and then to a recycling center. This also prevents items from ever entering our overcrowded landfills.
All of the catalogs, magazines, paper and phone books that we do use are recycled. Recycle bins are provided onsite for paper, plastic and aluminum items. At our corporate headquarters, individual water bottles have been replaced with five-gallon jugs of spring water and reusable mugs.
APC also carefully monitors our energy use. All lights are energy-saving fluorescent and are turned off when not in use. Occupancy sensors have also been installed in select rooms.
APC donates old computers and equipment to charities for new uses and regularly collects old cell phones for donation to a local women’s shelter. The phones are re-purposed for emergency-only use.
APC is proud to walk the “green” walk and encourages our employees and clients to take easy, actionable steps to protect our environment. We believe they will also see cost savings and help make a larger impact in protecting our world.