Environmentally-friendly, natural, organic, green, recycling… These are just a few common interpretations of the word sustainability. But what does it really mean? The EPA defines sustainability as the creation and maintenance of the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. In other words, sustainability goes well beyond simply setting out recycling bins, shutting down computers at the end of the workday or using “green” raw materials for manufacturing products.
At TEQ we couldn’t agree more.
Which is why we focus on seven key areas when it comes to our sustainability goals, ranging from energy consumption and operational efficiencies to community involvement.
Some examples of our efforts to date in each of these key areas include: