However there are some great examples of small businesses throughout the World practicing the principle of CSR in a very real, practical way. Stonyfield Yogurt Sustainable Manufacturing The Stonyfield yogurt company decades ago developed out of an organic farm school promoting healthy food, a clean environment and family farms. Milk from the cows was used by the owners for funding their work in order to make fertilizer-free, pesticide-free yogurt.
Our business model is fundamentally green.
We provide shared infrastructure to our customers, thereby reducing the burden that single-use communications sites place on our land and natural resources and minimizing the visual impact in the communities that we serve.
We also strive to reduce energy use and related emissions at our communications sites. Internally, we are also focused on ensuring compliance with tower environmental regulations and guidelines and have dedicated teams responsible for environmental preservation.
These efforts include the protection of migratory birds and endangered species and the preservation of historical and tribal sites. In addition, we have implemented a "reduce, reuse and recycle" program in each of our global offices through our Green American Tower initiative.
In combination, these environmental awareness programs help ensure that we are doing our part to care for the environment in our offices and in the field. By changing our work practices just a bit, we can contribute to the greater good of conserving our natural resources and helping to improve the quality of the environment.
Bulb Recycling Originating as an idea from one of our employees, American Tower's light bulb recycling program in the U. When our field employees remove used incandescent bulbs or compact fluorescent lamps CFLs from one of our towers, they place it in a special container designed to keep any potentially hazardous materials from leaking into the environment.
Our Network Operations team has also embarked on a plan to change all tower lights to LED over the new few years. This will further reduce waste from our towers and decrease power consumption. Carriers have the option of leasing access to a generator rather than maintaining their own equipment.
Backup power allows these systems to continue running and ensure that people are able to communicate with family, friends and emergency services if necessary. In addition, having shared generators benefits the environment.
Multiple user generators conserve compound space, which can reduce the overall footprint of the site. By reducing the number of generators, we are able to have fewer fuel tanks on site.
Sharing generators also reduces environmental impact by reducing harmful emissions. Learn more about our Backup Power Solution. Bird Watch Program Each year, several American Tower owned or managed tower structures are found to house nests of various species of birds.
Birds find towers and other elevated structures to be attractive nesting and roosting platforms. When we encounter bird activity at one of our sites, American Tower works to keep protected birds and their active nests safe and keep our customers, contractors and employees safe.
Learn more about our bird site practices.Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national non-profit alliance of local, state and federal scientists, law enforcement officers, land managers and other professionals dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values.
Sustain responsible operations We have an even greater obligation to operate responsibly with our expanding global presence. While integrating sustainability across our value chain and mitigating climate-related risk, we are working to reduce our environmental impact, build and operate sustainable hotels and source responsibly.
Our Approach to Environmental Responsibility. At U.S. Bank, we care deeply about promoting sustainable business practices while supporting economic growth – it is one of the reasons that we have invested more than $18 billion in environmentally beneficial business opportunities since Going beyond environmental compliance can bring business benefits.
Many businesses have realised that acting in a socially and environmentally responsible way is more than just a legal duty. It affects your bottom line and the long-term success of your business.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a business model that helps a company be socially accountable — to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. It means incorporating social and environmental priorities and practices into our Crayola brand, our products and our relationships with customers, vendors, consumers and employees.
Every day we learn more and work to apply best practices to improve our company, our Crayola products and the .