Andersen Corp. Releases Corporate Sustainability Report

April 22nd, 2013 by DWM Magazine

Andersen Corp. announced today the publication of its Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) for 2012 which provides a snapshot of the company’s progress in regards to its sustainability goals. The company says it recognizes the impact a healthy, engaged workforce can have in helping the company meet future sustainability goals.

Achievements detailed in the report include:

Converting trucking fleet to use of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel. Andersen began converting its fleet from diesel-fuel to compressed natural gas in early 2012. Natural gas vehicles show an average reduction in ozone-forming emissions of 80 percent compared to diesel.

Helping Yellowstone go off-grid. Yellowstone National Park is working to create a model for off-grid environmental stewardship. Andersen donated energy-efficient 400 Series windows for the renovation of 16 residential cabins in the park. The cabins have shown an average fuel usage reduction of 50 percent per month from the same time last year.

Supporting Eco Village development. In River Falls, Wis., Habitat for Humanity is building 18 homes and a community center on five acres of land that will share renewable energy systems. Andersen donated $100,000, windows and volunteer labor for the homes to assist the group in reaching LEED for Homes® Platinum and LEED-ND gold.

Hurricane Sandy relief. Following Hurricane Sandy, one of Andersen’s New Jersey facilities played host to the New Jersey Red Cross® Command Center rent-free. Andersen also pulled diesel from its storage tanks to keep the Red Cross operational. In addition, Andersen donated $75,000 to the Red Cross and $15,000 to Elijah’s Promise, a food shelf in nearby North Brunswick.

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