Corporate Social Responsibility & Dunnage Washing Practices
If your company is in an automotive or other manufacturing sector, the term “Corporate Social Responsibility” (CSR) is no doubt already on your radar.
In this article the dunnage washing experts at Clark Logic explain how our state-of-the-art, eco-friendly dunnage washing services can be an effective component of your company’s CRS mission.
What Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a self-regulating business model that a company consciously adopts in order to be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders, the public, and the planet. Corporate social responsibility – sometimes called “corporate citizenship” – involves implementing practices that take into account the impact they are having on all aspects of the community, society, the economy, and the environment.
Engaging in corporate social responsibility means that, in their everyday course of business, a company is striving to operate in ways that enhances society and the planet – instead of making a negative contribution to the planet.
A strong CSR program puts your industrial or manufacturing enterprise in a better position to lead in your industry, your community and around the world. Corporate social responsibility also strengthens your business’s brand identity, builds trust with shareholders and employees, and fosters more meaningful relationships with suppliers and customers.
Dunnage Washing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Any industrial or manufacturing processes that involve cleaning of any sort – from janitorial services to facility maintenance to container cleaning – have serious implications for the planet.
Virtually every type of cleaning activity involves:
- Energy consumption
- Water use and management
- Direct and indirect emissions
- Detergents or cleaning solvents
- Material use, reuse, disposal & recycling
- Employee potential toxin exposure
And dunnage washing – i.e., disposable container cleaning – is no exception to these many environmental concerns! In fact, virtually every single one of the ecological issues on this list applies to dunnage washing.
For this reason, when doing your company’s CSR planning it is important to choose an outsourced dunnage washing partner who is right for your bottom line and who aligns with your company’s environmental and social objectives.
Why Include Clark Logic Dunnage Washing in Your CSR Plan?
To begin with, using reusable parts containers that can be cleaned rather than discarded help protect the environment because they keep waste out of landfills. Reusable dunnage doesn’t contaminate the environment like single-use packaging does. In fact, reusable packing and shipping containers help to save over 2 million trees per year, by replacing carboard parts packaging.
But how these reusable containers are cleaned can also make-or-break your company’s carbon footprint. Clark Logic is a leader in eco-friendly reusable plastic container cleaning solutions that align with your CSR. Here are 5 ways we reduce our impact on the planet:
#1. Using high pressure washing and thermostat-controlled heat to remove dirt, grease, oil and debris whenever possible – instead of harsh or toxic detergents or solvents.
#2. When detergents or cleaning solvents are absolutely necessary to remove grease, oil and other stubborn contaminants, we choose eco-friendly plant-based bio-solvents. These “green” cleaners are derived from renewable and sustainable earth-grown products that do not pollute the planet.
#3. Utilizing environmentally safe waterborne industrial cleaning products that contain few or no VOC releasing solvents.
#4. Air drying (when appropriate) and thermostatically controlled drying (when heat-dry is essential) reduces energy consumption.
#5. Safety and material handing training of all dunnage washing employees – to reduce or eliminate risk of injury and avoid exposure to toxins.
Socially Responsible Dunnage Washing
At Clark Logic we are committed to sustainability and are conscious that the products we use to clean your reusable containers will have a lasting impact on the environment.
The reusable plastic container cleaning professionals at Clark Logic are experts at identifying the most effective and eco-friendly products and technologies for every unique dunnage washing project to ensure the smallest environmental impact.
When selecting a dunnage washing partner, call Clark Logic for a free project analysis and quote. We will show you how our turnkey dunnage solutions can help you meet or exceed your organization’s social responsibility benchmarks – efficiently and cost-effectively!