Sustainability

Environmental and Sustainability Mission

At Recro®, we are committed to environmental sustainability through the active support and investment in programs and initiatives which reduce the company’s environmental impact. Our mission is to direct the company’s efforts to efficiently utilize materials, water, and energy consumption while minimizing waste. Since 2019, we have implemented several initiatives to support three main goals:

  • Actively pursue and implement programs to offset our carbon emissions and minimize the use of energy and water
  • Create a sustainable culture through employee engagement, community outreach, and continuous improvement
  • Implement programs to minimize and responsibly manage our waste

Building a Sustainable Culture

We recognize that building a sustainability mindset starts with our most important resource: our people. Creating a culture focused on sustainability and environmental governance must begin with how we operate in our everyday lives. Here are some of the ways we demonstrate our commitment to building a sustainable culture:

  • Establishment of a dedicated Environmental Sustainability Team that is responsible for advising, overseeing, and implementing the company’s efforts in this area
  • Transition to digital communications, documentation, and marketing collateral
  • Implementation of mass recycling program
  • Designated electric vehicle charging stations to reduce carbon environmental impact
  • Empowerment and encouragement of employees to implement environmental and process improvements
  • Cultivate an agile, diverse team by expanding the remote workforce to 10% in 2021
  • Advancement of employees’ well-being through numerous programs that focus on the whole employee (mental, emotional, financial, and physical)
  • Safety is at the forefront of what we do and we empower everyone to have a zero injury mindset

Achieving Results Starts With Change

We know that creating a sustainably focused company takes time. But it all starts with change. Since its inception, the Environmental Sustainability Team at Recro has dedicated its efforts to implementing changes across the organization to reduce energy use and streamline waste management. Below are some of the annual savings* realized to date by the incorporated changes:

  • LED light replacement project — saving 300,000 kWh
  • Installation of office HVAC Smart Thermostat — saving 7,000 kWh
  • Upgrading of demand staging utility equipment — saving 352,000 kWh and 10,000 BTUs
  • Other projects resulted in a savings of 1,344,509 pounds of CO2 and 306,000 gallons of water

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Today and Beyond

At Recro, the health and well-being of our community have always been at the forefront of our daily activities. However, as we move forward, environmental and sustainability initiatives will become even more critical. We continue to learn from industry experts and implement environmental and sustainability initiatives and best practices within our organization. With the dedication of our employee-run Environmental Sustainability Team and the support of Recro leadership, we continue to discover and apply learnings to the way we do business, not just for our benefit, but for the betterment of our customers and patients alike.

At Recro, we believe the initiatives outlined above and others that we have already implemented will allow us to be better partners for our clients, patients, and community. By enacting these new programs, we believe we can achieve meaningful long-term results, including the following targets, by the end of 2023:

  • Save 937,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions
  • Reuse and save 200,000 gallons of water
  • Recycle 30% of our bulk waste
  • Reduce our hazardous waste generation by 4%
  • Sequester 5,760 pounds of CO2 by maintaining our green space and forest

*Estimated savings based on annual use according to www.epa.gov and other websites.