Tri-Arrow's focus is reducing environmental impact of industrial waste. One of our recent endeavours was to participate in the Climate Smart Training Program. The program is a partnership with the City of Surrey, the Surrey Board of Trade, Metro Vancouver, and the social enterprise, Climate Smart Businesses Ltd.
We completed an inventory of energy use and greenhouse(GHG) emissions, and developed an action plan to reduce emissions, save costs, and increase brand lift. We undertook the training and gained the sustainable tools to become more competitive in an era of carbon regulation and volatile energy prices.
Our reduction strategies included:
Using rail transportation more frequently
Recycling waste oil and flammable liquids into alternative fuels
Recycing paper and plastic materials
Shipping in larger volumes to reduce the number of trips
Installing more energy efficient lighting
Ultimately, our primary goal is using separation and recovery technology, to recover and reuse resources and products from what is known as waste. Over the past decade, we have moved from managing waste, to recovering products, and managing resource recovery. In this manner, we continue to strive for product recovery using the best and most innovative technology available.
Sustainability is not only a key word description but a mantra in how we do it and what we do. Our sustainability success is a holistic process that involves the following stakeholders:
Our People are challenged to be the best they can be and to work as a team to deliver exceptional results in all areas of the business.
Our Safety is of the highest priority. There are no short cuts to safety excellence. It requires the commitment of everyone to improve equipment, processes, and procedures to eliminate potential risks and to avoid incidents.
Our Environment includes minimizing our own environmental footprint and also helping industrial customers reduce their environmental impact.
Our Community is one of our key stakeholders and includes our neighbours, non-governmental organizations, elected officials, and regulatory representatives. We have an ongoing developmental program to enhance awareness and work as a team in building relationships.
Our Industry includes working with our peers, and in associations, to share information and best practices. We share best practices to help all of us better protect the environment.
Tri-Arrow is involved with many associations including:
British Columbia Environment Industry Association(BCEIA)
Environmental Managers Association of BC(EMA)
Recycling Council of BC(RCBC)
British Columbia Used Oil Management Association(BCUOMA)
Western Canada Audit Roundtable(WCAR)
Environmental Services Association of Alberta(ESAA)
Saskatchewan Environmental Industry and Managers Association(SEIMA)