Prioritizing Sustainability & Taking Steps to Minimize Environmental Impacts
In 2015, Damotech marked a milestone in its commitment to sustainability by constructing a cutting-edge, LEED-certified production facility. This achievement followed meticulous planning over several years, aimed at not only enhancing our production efficiency but also elevating our environmental performance to better serve both our clientele and the planet. At Damotech, sustainable business practices are integral to our mission, and we continually strive to incorporate eco-friendly initiatives across all aspects of our operations. Here are some notable steps we have taken to ensure that our business embodies sustainability and environmental responsibility:
- Paperless Operations: In the context of order tracking and warehouse rack inspections, implementing technology and software not only enhances efficiency but also contributes to environmental sustainability. By adopting electronic reporting systems and utilizing a cloud-based inspection and maintenance software platform, we can significantly reduce paper usage, minimizing office waste and lowering our overall carbon footprint. This eco-conscious approach aligns with the growing trend of incorporating environmentally responsible strategies into everyday business operations, reflecting a commitment to both efficiency and ecological responsibility.
- In-House Painting: In a proactive effort to minimize our environmental impact and embrace green business practices, we have strategically streamlined our processes by bringing the painting of our products in-house. This sustainable move not only enhances production efficiency but also aligns with our commitment to eco-friendly practices. By eliminating the need for outsourcing, we have significantly reduced lead times, decreased transportation requirements, and curbed packaging waste. This initiative helps contribute to a more environmentally responsible and sustainable approach to our manufacturing.
- Electrostatic Powder-Coated Paint: Our commitment to eco-friendly practices even extends to our choice of paint application. All Damotech products undergo painting using the electrostatic powder-coated method. This not only produces a durable finish but also significantly reduces waste while ensuring that no harmful volatile organic compounds (VOC) are emitted. This is a key step in our production process, which helps ensure we continue to operate as a green business.
- LEED-Certified Facilities: Damotech’s LEED-certified facilities prioritize energy efficiency and enhanced ventilation and utilize heat recycling from ovens, aligning with sustainable building practices. This commitment places Damotech among the leading sustainable companies in the industry.
- Water-Free Manufacturing: The manufacturing process for our rack repair kits and protective devices is entirely water-free, ensuring that no byproducts are discharged into the sewage system.
- Recycling Metal Scraps: Every ounce of metal scraps generated in our production process is recovered on-site and recycled. This practice aligns with our commitment to minimizing waste and reducing our overall environmental impact.
- Efficient Rack Repair Process: At Damotech, even our rack repair process is inherently sustainable. By selectively removing only the damaged parts of racks, we minimize the amount of steel that must be discarded, highlighting our dedication to a more resource-efficient approach. Our repair kits are made of thick gauge steel, which acts as built-in protection, preventing future damage to the racks. This ensures the upright will not need to be replaced again and helps our clients avoid the endless cycle of continuously damaging and replacing rack uprights.
Damotech is serious about being eco-friendly, and we ensure we run our business in a way that reflects that. Our work doesn’t just meet high-quality standards, but it also helps other eco-friendly companies do the same. At Damotech, we are committed to doing things in a way that’s efficient and minimizes our impact on the environment.