Friday, April 19, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility includes Environmental Sustainability

Royal Recycling Center seeking to become the first metal recycling center to become LEED Certified.

Setting a course for a low carbon future

In September 2010 RRC became the first metals and electronics recycling company in California to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard. The award was made after the company took action to manage and improve carbon efficiency at its Modesto facility.

The Carbon Trust Standard is the world’s first award that recognizes organizations for genuine carbon reduction. It is based on a rigorous and independent assessment which certifies that organizations have measured, managed and reduced their carbon emissions across all their operations and are committed to reducing them year on year.

This is part of a number of initiatives to reduce the impact of our activities on the environment in California and contributes to the work that our ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification is bringing to the business..

Sustainability Benefits

Average Energy Consumption of Buildings: Significant reduction in energy consumption.

Saves Money by reducing energy and water consumption, Royal Recycling saves on operating costs and is able to offer customers top dollar on their recyclable materials.

Applying Principles:

  • Capture sunlight with skylights and windows
  • Install solar power
  • Source electric process machinery
  • Harvest rainwater
  • Create and maintain habitat, install beautiful landscaping
  • Preserve mature trees for habitat and carbon sequestration
  • Zero stormwater runoff
  • Recycle hazardous waste
  • Provide bulk drinking water (no bottles allowed)
  • Low-flow toilets
  • Recycled (57%) steel construction
  • Recycled cinder blocks for wall
  • Recycled road base in asphalt paving
  • Recycle construction debris

RRC contributes to the bottom line:

  • Hiring local workers
  • Creating and maintaining beautiful landscaping
  • Support of local Charities
  • Recycling for the community, through supporting charitible groups items such as eye glasses, old flags and used clothing.

RRC maintains an on-site state of the art water filtration system to provide quality drinking water to staff and patrons, eliminating the use of plastic bottle and container wastes.

Sustainable Development

Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs

-- Brundtland Commission, 1987 –


The possibility that human and other forms of life on earth will flourish forever

-- John Ehrenfeld, Professor Emeritus. MIT

Sustainable Development

Enough - for all - forever

-- African Delegate to Johannesburg (Rio+10) --