In addition to network, plant and departmental initiatives, each location also has a “Green Champion”. This individual measures the facility on a number of key sustainability metrics, including total waste, recycling volume, water usage, electric consumption, air volume, and natural gas consumption. All this data is tracked on a network-wide basis. Sustainability performance is measured and rewarded in at Hearthside.
As of Q3 2016, Hearthside has 29 active GREEN programs underway. Run by each plant’s Green Team, these projects employ CI best practices to benchmark, improve and measure the progress of each program. Successful initiatives are replicated across the Hearthside network. New learnings from those replications are applied as part of our ongoing CI program.