Environmental Stewardship

Trillium conducts its business operations in a manner that preserves the environment and protects the health and safety of workers, customers and neighboring communities.

Sustainability Policy and Guiding Principles

Trillium is committed to growing profitably and sustaining our business in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. Since inception, Trillium has been a market leader in saving excess equipment from becoming industrial waste and repurposing that equipment to reduce the need for virgin materials. Trillium is now the world’s largest source of refurbished vacuum, temperature control and abatement equipment.

As part of our environmental stewardship Trillium will publicly disclose any fines or penalties resulting from us not meeting regulations.

Guiding Principals

Energy Efficiency

Use energy responsibly throughout our business to reduce impacts on the environment and minimize greenhouse gas emissions by conserving energy, improving energy efficiency and giving preference to renewable over non-renewable energy sources when feasible.

Pollution Prevention

Minimize waste generated in our operations by maintaining high rates of reuse and recycling. Properly dispose of all materials which cannot be recycled. Maximize the potential of the recycled and refurbished equipment market.

Environment, Health & Safety Policy

Trillium conducts its business operations in a manner that preserves the environment and protects the health and safety of workers, customers and neighboring communities.

Trillium is committed to complying with or exceeding all relevant regulatory requirements, to prevention of pollution and to continual improvement in the environmental, health and safety performance of its operations, processes, and products. Trillium encourages its suppliers to improve their environmental, health and safety performance.

All managers and employees are expected to support and take responsibility for the implementation of this policy in accordance with their roles in the organization.

Environmental Goals Progress 2013-2014
Commodity Application Area Initiative Goal Progress
Electricity Lighting Building 1 Manufacturing Bay 1 Installed LED and compact fluorescent bulbs Deferred until 2015
    Building 1 Manufacturing Bay 2 Installed LED and compact fluorescent bulbs Deferred until 2015
    Building 1 Manufacturing Bay 3 Installed LED and compact fluorescent bulbs Deferred until 2015
    Building 1 Manufacturing Bay 4 Installed LED and compact fluorescent bulbs Deferred until 2015
    Office and Production Installed Motion Sensors in all building bays Completed at Oregon Facility
    Office and Production Created lighting zones in all areas so light is requested as needed Deferred until 2015
  Power Office and Production Replaced all computers and servers with more energy efficient designs Completed at New Jersey Facility
Waste Reduction        
  Slurry Waste Production Reduce non hazardous waste by 5% Reduced by 6.4%
         
  Air Conditioning Office Created air conditioning zones - A/C provided as needed Deferred
GHG Emissions        
  Electric All Facilities 5% Reduction Increased by 1%
  Gas All Facilities 5% Reduction Reduced by 5%
         
Gas Heating Production Radiant heaters installed in all production areas Deferred
    Production and Office Conversion from propane to methane (natural gas) Completed Feb 2014