The ProVantage Green Policy

How does “Going Green” look at ProVantage? At ProVantage we take the position that we are stewards of the earth and as such are responsible for doing all we can to conserve and preserve its habitats and resources. Although we are not going to weigh in on the global warming debate, we believe we should take all reasonable measures to ensure we leave generations to come with a planet that is as healthy as possible.

In order to be responsible stewards, ProVantage is implementing the following initiatives:

Green Investments: ProVantage donates money to various groups in order to preserve prairie lands, wetlands and coastal waters and various species of animals and fish.

Buy from Eco-Friendly Companies: At every opportunity, ProVantage purchases goods and services from eco-friendly companies.

Buy Recycled Products: ProVantage supports the use of recycled goods in the manufacturing process.

Buy Energy Star Equipment: ProVantage buys energy star rated equipment when available.

Power Down Equipment: ProVantage makes sure sleep modes are set and powers down computers and electronics to cut the use of electricity.

Go Paperless: ProVantage utilizes online services and digital documentation as much as possible.

Print Front and Back: While going paperless is not an option, ProVantage will make the most of the paper it uses.

Use Recyclable Print Cartridges: When possible, ProVantage uses recyclable and/or solid-ink print cartridges which can reduce waste by 90%.

Recycle Computers and Electronics: About 40 percent of the lead found in landfills today comes from discarded electronics.

Break Room: ProVantage promotes the use of reusable containers and thermoses for snacks and lunches instead of plastic bags, juice boxes and prepackaged snacks.

Reduce Junk Mail: One hundred million trees are ground up each year to create junk mail; therefore, ProVantage has opted out of receiving mail order catalogs, credit cards and insurance offers.

Energy Efficient Lighting: ProVantage uses compact florescent light bulbs when replacing old light bulbs.

Pass Green Along: With several hundred employees throughout the country, ProVantage can help change many households throughout the country. In order to educate our staff, ProVantage has a section in our online employee handbook and electronic newsletter on being more environmentally friendly.