T-Base Communications is fully committed to a continuous reduction in our environmental footprint, striving to be the greenest alternative format producer in North America. Fundamental to this pledge is our ongoing dedication to working closely with our customers to develop paperless communications strategies that fully meet the needs of the blind, deafblind and partially sighted consumers that they serve. This service based initiative alone leads a material reduction in our customer’s use of paper, as well as a substantial reduction in the carbon footprint associated with transportation and delivery of the finished product. In the event that paper based solutions are the only viable option, T-Base ensures that recycled paper products are used wherever possible. Further, we have implemented a range of corporate initiatives and created a corporate culture which encourages a relentless and innovative focus on the reduction of our overall environmental footprint. Here are some highlights from our environmental plan and associated policy, which is embodied in our Employee Manual, and signed by all T-Base employees:

  • Use of recycled paper in production wherever possible. All our paper is made from recycled materials: Braille paper, includes 30% recycled materials; 70lb high quality large print paper, includes 30% recycled materials
  • Innovations such as AccessOne to enable customer’s paperless billing and communication strategies
  • A comprehensive proactive maintenance program to ensure max energy efficiency of manufacturing plant equipment. We purchase our electricity from Bullfrog Power and it is sourced from renewal energy sources
  • Paper use reduction strategies such as email signature reminders, and mandatory double sided printing
  • Environmentally sound office cleaning practices

T-Base is committed to providing quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimizes our potential impact on the environment. We will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all aspects of our business. T-Base commits to using products which are “more environmentally preferable”.

Included in T-Base’s Environmental Policy are the following initiatives:

  • Integrate the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision making and activities,
  • Promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner,
  • Train, educate and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work,
  • Reduce waste through re-using and recycling, and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or re-furbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical and suitable,
  • Promote efficient use of materials and resources throughout our facility including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable,
  • Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and products and seek substitutions when feasible, and take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment when such materials must be used, stored and disposed of,
  • Purchase and use environmentally responsible products accordingly,
  • Communicate our environmental commitment to customers and the public and encourage them to support it, and
  • Strive to continually improve our environmental performance and minimize the social impact and damage of activities by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and planned future activities.