Heritage Sign & Display is committed to being a responsible neighbor and member of our global community. We strive to conduct business daily considering our impact and positive effect on the environment, ethical labor practices, and philantropy.
Environmental Benefits of our 200.1 KW System
By generating our own solar power, we are doing our part to lessen America's dependence on fossil fuels. Not to mention the obvious reduction in air-polluting chemicals and particulate matter that cause harm to all living organisms and the natural environment.
We are doing our part to reduce global warming, air pollution, natural disasters and ultimately preserve our planet. The following are the benefits of our system over the first 30 years of production.
Impact on Emissions
Our solar system will reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions by 9,339,076 lbs. This is equivalent to 18,607,995 vehicle miles not traveled. This is equivalent to planting 22,361 mature trees.
Impact on Fossil Fuel Consumption
Americans emit about 15,000 pounds of Carbon per person annually making us the world's largest per-capita contributor to global warming. 82% of these emissions are the result of burning fossil fuels for either automobiles or generating electricity.
Our system will conserve the burning of 13,351 barrels of oil.
Impact on Polluting Emissions
Nitrogen Oxides are a major contributor to smog and air induced respiratory problems.
Our system will reduce Nitrogen Oxide emissions by 3,002 lbs.
Nitrogen and Sulfur Oxide are the primary components of acid rain.
Our System will reduce Nitrogen and Sulfur Oxide emissions by 3,302 lbs.
Our efforts to protect the planet go well beyond the clean energy generated by our solar array. As a consumer of a great deal of materials, Heritage Sign realized long ago that we had a responsibility to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible.
Today we have extensive recycling processes in place to recycle waste generated here at the plant, including:
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Ethical Labor Practices - SEDEX
Heritage Sign & Display, Inc. is a member of Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. Sedex provides member companies with a secure web-based platform for storing and sharing information on four key pillars: Health and Safety, Labor Standards, Business Ethics and The Environment.
Sedex is not a standard setting body and doesn’t approve or certify our policies and standards. Instead, becoming a member of Sedex is a sign of Heritage's willingness to share information and to utilize this information to help manage and improve ethical standards within the supply chain.
Supporter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Corporate participant in quarterly blood drives through Miller-Keystone Blood-Center www.giveapint.org.
Supporting the local schools and other organizations with donated signage for their various needs.