Happy Earth Day!
Every April 22nd, stakeholders of all backgrounds come together to advance sustainability and climate action in commemoration of Earth Day. The day is a reminder that our environment is fragile and must be taken care of through bold, creative and innovative solutions.
Many would say that we are at the threshold of a “sustainability transition” of the economy. While this transition will affect each company differently, those firms that view this transition as a source of business opportunity, and not just as a risk or regulatory headache, will be best positioned to succeed.
Here at Sugaright, we embed environmental priorities company wide. Just a few examples:
We hold weekly KPI meetings where environmental metrics are discussed between the refinery managers.
We have a new Environmental Engineer on staff who has responsibility for finding new solutions to how we can reduce waste, energy and water use.
This year we will be upping our GHG emissions data analysis to create more meaningful reports to assist our major customers in their initiatives.
But sometimes the challenges are so large, you have to change the system itself to get the greatest gains.
We did that.
By “changing the way the industry thinks about sugar” via higher color sugar specifications, micro-refineries and efficient transportation logistics, Sugaright has effectively reduced the environmental impact of the cane sugar refining industry for years to come.
So on Earth Day, take a moment to think about how some change in you or your company’s behavior can make a positive impact on our fragile planet.
The Earth says “thanks”.