APC is committed to preserving and protecting the environment.
We are responsible for our waste footprint and making conscientious choices to
protect our planet. It makes good business sense, and it’s the right thing to
By automating more than 80 percent of our paper-intensive processes, APC has significantly reduced our paper dependencies while realizing dramatic internal efficiencies. We use the Web exclusively to share documents for on-boarding new employees, time entry, payroll deposits and statements, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) invoicing and Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT) for both account receivables and payables.
Document image processing has replaced many drawers filled with
paper allowing each department to process transactions, like a new hire, more
quickly. APC also requests electronic faxes which facilitates easy distribution
and reduces our paper and copier needs.
All marketing materials are online helping to reduce out-of-date
versions and unnecessary printing while improving accessibility. And, a majority
of our training is also Web-based.
APC cancels all unwanted
catalogs, magazines and phonebooks. By simply removing our name from mailing
lists, we save trees, the cost of sorting and distribution and the fuel used to
transport items to us and then to a recycling center. This also prevents items
from ever entering our overcrowded landfills.
All of the catalogs, magazines, paper and phonebooks that we do
use are recycled. Recycle bins are provided onsite for paper, plastic and
aluminum items. At our corporate headquarters, individual water bottles have
been replaced with five-gallon jugs of spring water and reusable
APC also carefully monitors our energy use. All lights are
energy-saving fluorescents and are turned off when not in use. Occupancy sensors
have also been installed in select rooms.
APC donates old computers and equipment to charities for new
uses and regularly collects old cell phones for donation to a local women's
shelter. The phones are re-purposed for emergency-only use.
APC is proud to walk the “green” walk and encourages our
employees and clients to take easy, actionable steps to protect our environment.
We believe they will also see cost savings and help make a larger impact in
protecting our world.