Corporate Citizenship

Environmental Responsibility Programs

We assist our clients with responsibly retiring their computers, cell phones, and other electronics. With over 50 clients, this program helps to ensure a cleaner environment.  

We ensure that all of our facilities adopt a green approach by recycling paper and equipment. We also encourage our employees to adopt a green approach at home, resulting in the potential to impact over 3,000 people/homes across the globe.

We completed a project that changed the building’s lighting infrastructure to Light Emitting Diodes (LED), the next generation in technology. This change to LEDs will have a one-year return on investment, having drastically reduced the facility’s annual energy consumption.

Worldwide TechServices has formed relationships with companies that are in full compliance with EPA guidelines and government regulations for the recycling and destruction of electronic equipment and as such have not been subject to any environmental penalties or fines.

               Total Recycling Initiatives

Year

Pounds

2009

28,011

2010

40,166

2011

9,972

2012

46,500

2013

39,595

2014 YTD October

26,500

   

In a single effort in early 2013, Worldwide TechServices recycled 4,458 pounds of material from its home offices in its continuing effort for a cleaner environment.

Material

# of Pallets

Gross

Light Iron

5

858

Light Iron - Office Equipment

5

2704

Printers

1

594

Wood - Office Equipment

1

158

Wood - Packing

1

144

Total

13

4458


Carbon Footprint

Worldwide TechServices has taken initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint. We have moved much of our workforce into virtual settings, thus allowing WWTS to close a number of offices. Going virtual in these areas eliminated the need for employees to commute to the office, resulting in a reduction of carbon emissions. By taking these actions, WWTS eliminated energy consumption, facility emissions and waste from these locations.

In early 2013 WWTS consolidated its home office campus from two facilities to one, utilizing approximately the same square footage but creating a more energy efficient environment.

The new facility also features motion detector lighting which helps reduce energy consumption.  

Carbon Footprint Reduction

2009

32%

2010

15%

2011

23%

2012

26%

2013

1%

2014

1%

YTD Since 2009

98%


Emissions

Honda Program
In 2006, 2007 and 2008 Worldwide TechServices purchased fuel efficient Honda Civics to help reduce fleet fuel consumption, resulting in reduced carbon monoxide emissions. Although this program was discontinued when the Civics were replaced with vans to hold spare parts, it was a huge savings for WWTS.
Gallons Saved Using Compact Cars

Year

Miles Driven

Gallons Consumed @ 32 miles/gal

Gallons Consumed @ 20 miles/gal

Fuel Emissions avoided in gals.

2011

4,689,804

146,556

234,490

87,928

2012

3,910,016

122,188

195,482

73,294


Van Refresh Program
In 2012 and into 2013 Worldwide TechServices began replacing all of its cargo vans with recent models therefore improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. The van refresh program will continue through 2014.

Year

Vans

Miles Driven

Actual Gallons Consumed

Gallons if at 10 MPG

Fuel Emissions Avoided in Gallons

MPG Average

2011 Old Vans

285

8,493,980

849,398

849,398

N/A

10.0

2011 New Vans

0

-

-

-

-

-

Results

 

8,493,980

849,398

849,398

N/A

10.0

2012 Old Vans

215

7,458,250

745,825

745,825

0

10.0

2012 New Vans

70

4,027,046

314,613

402,705

88,092

12.8

Results

 

11,485,296

1,060,438

1,148,530

88,092

10.8

2013Old Vans

21

5,727,475

572,748

572,748

0

10.0

2013 New Vans

278

6,831,838

517,529

517,529

165,609

13.2

Results

 

12,559,313

1,090,277

673,585

165,609

11.0

2014 New VansYTD October

278

8,119,381

588,361

588,361

154,831

13.8


Safety

There are a variety of actions you can take every day to ensure the safety of yourself and the ones you love. Worldwide TechServices publishes “Play It Safe” safety tips on a variety of topics to inform employees on how and why to play it safe.  

Date

Topic

7/11/2012

Beat the Summer Heat

7/26/2012

Tick Safety

8/8/2012

Poisonous Plants

9/6/2012

Time for School Again

9/19/2012

Never Text and Drive

10/17/2012

Halloween Safety

10/26/2012

Hurricane Safety

11/21/2012

Thanksgiving and House Fires

12/7/2012

Wildlife and Roadways

12/20/2012

Holiday Safety

1/9/2012

Driving While Drowsy

1/13/2013

Winter Driving Safety

2/14/2013

Hand Tool Safety

2/27/2013

Get a Good Night's Sleep

3/13/2013

Tailgaters

4/10/2013

How to Exercise Safely

4/17/2013

Terrorism Awareness

5/2/2013

Parking Lot Safety

5/15/2013

Poisonous Plants

5/29/2013

Eye Injuries

6/27/2013

Fourth of July Safety

7/2/2013

Emergency Evacuation

7/18/2013

Slips, Trips and Falls Safety

8/12/2013

Lightning Safety

9/23/2013

Back to School Safety for kids and Parents

 

 

10/23/2013

Halloween Safety

11/23/2013

Work Injures

12/20/2013

Winter Safety

1/15/2014

Ice and Parking Lots

2/20/2014

Get a Good night's Sleep

3/20/2014

Tick Safety

4/20/2014

Barbecue Safety

5/20/2014

Bike and Scooter Safety

 

 

 

 

6/20/2014

Yard work safety

7/20/2014

Water Fun

8/20/2014

Camping Safety

9/20/2014

School is Open

10/20/2014

Halloween Safety

11/20/2014

Thanksgiving Safety


Eco-Friendly Tips

Everything is green these days - from socks to hair spray to automobiles - and for a good reason. This is the only planet we have. It is in the news, in politics, in fashion, and even in technology. You can hardly escape it on the internet and now there is even a Planet Green TV network where you can enjoy eco-friendly entertainment 24 hours a day. What a world we live in. 

 All this is great. But if you are like us there seems to be a green overload or as we call it – Green Fatigue. That’s why Worldwide TechServices is making “how to go green” a little easier. On a regular basis Mr. Green publishes simple, to the point “Green Tips.”
 

Date

Topic

11/2/2011

Choose Your Coffee Cup Wisely

11/16/2011

Recycling Your Trash

12/14/2011

Room Temperature

1/18/2012

Green Your Grocery Store Trip: Frequent the Produce Aisle

2/8/2012

Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day

3/26/2012

Tip # 6:

4/24/2012

Spring Cleaning

5/25/2012

What is Next?

6/29/2012

Standby Power

9/7/2012

Nine Eco-friendly Tips to Live By

10/10/2012

Have a Green Halloween

6/12/2013

Grillin Green

6/28/2013

Laundry Lines are Green

8/14/2013

Driving Green

9/17/2013

Cats can be Green

10/15/2013

Brush Your Teeth Green

11/17/2013

Cooking Green

12/14/2013

Holiday Trees can be Green

1/24/2014

Be a Green Valentine

2/21/2014

Eliminating E-Waste

3/20/2014

Vehicle Idle Reduction Tips

4/20/2014

Spring Earth Day

5/20/2014

Cool Off Green

6/20/2014

Green Garden

7/20/2014

Green Lawn Care

8/20/2014

Green Blue Jeans

9/20/2014

Green Fall Planting

10/20/2014

Green Halloween

11/20/2014

Green Thanksgiving


Social Responsibility Programs

As we do business in more than 50 countries, Worldwide TechServices depends on sustainable communities. We will help create sustainable communities by assisting in local solutions that improve quality of life.

Dress Down for Charity
In September 2012, Worldwide TechServices’ ran its first fundraising event “Dress Down for Charity,” where employees donated money in return for the opportunity to wear casual attire for the day. Since then, the company has held additional “Dress Down” days as well as organized book and food drives.

Computer Donations
In 2013 Worldwide TechServices donated over a dozen used computers to various charitable organizations.

Book and Food Drives for a Non-Profit Organization
Worldwide TechServices has an ongoing book and food drives for an anonymous local family services organization to help ease their expenses. This non-profit organization works to promote public awareness and understanding of the needs and issues specific to the developmentally delayed and their families.

In addition to the book and food drives, WWTS employees helped set up decorations and served food for their annual New Year’s dance.

Alternative House Foundation
Also in September 2012, Worldwide TechServices supported the Alternative House Foundation by providing donations and time in support of their Annual Golf tournament. In July 2011 Worldwide TechServices’ held a fundraising event to assist the Foundation in outfitting their kitchen with new cooking equipment.

Lazarus House
During the December 2012 and 2013 Holiday season, Worldwide TechServices adopted families from the Lazarus House annual Tree Giving for underprivileged families.

Hurricane Sandy Fund Drive
Worldwide TechServices held a fund drive for the victims of the Hurricane Sandy.

Slough, Berkshire, England,
April 2011 Employees at Worldwide TechServices UK headquarters has taken a nonprofit special needs foundation under its wing.

The charitable community organization gives people of all ages with various disabilities and special needs the opportunity to interact with farm animals and participate in gardening. In addition to many therapeutic benefits, the farm’s activities allow visitors to improve skills, develop confidence and gain a great sense of personal achievement. Employees are encouraged to spend time at the farm and our hands-on relationship is something we’re really proud of. And, having the organization within walking distance of our office is an added bonus.”

In addition to watching children and spending time with adults at the farm, Worldwide TechServices’ employees have held a variety of fund raising programs in their UK office, including a laptop auction that raised £2000 and a used toner drive that helped contribute additional funds.