A clear definition of sustainability, presented at a 1987 UN conference, defined sustainable developments as those that "meet present needs without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their needs"(WECD, 1987).
Earth Friendly Products aims to have a positive impact on environmental sustainability and environmental justice by insuring that principles and core concepts of environmental sustainability
are a driving force in our partnerships with the community-at-large, and a key factor in every aspect of our operations and implementations. We believe that:
"Sustainable means using methods, systems and materials that won't deplete resources or harm natural cycles" (Rosenbaum, 1993).
Sustainability is a core obligation of the company. Earth Friendly Products assigns clear roles and responsibilities, and allocating adequate resources to our sustainability program. We
articulate our shared values, establish clear metrics, use them to track our improvements and hold management accountable for results. At Earth Friendly Products, we continuously aim to reduce
the environmental impact of our operations and products throughout the life cycle; from design, procurement, production, distribution, product use through end-of-life, thus optimizing use of
At Earth Friendly Products, we strongly aim to operate and manage the organization in a way that enables all people to realize their potential and improve their quality of life while protecting
and enhancing the earth's natural capital. We are therefore committed to continually improve the integration of sustainability into our working environment and business processes. Careful
sustainability practice enhances the well-being of employees. Not only are they making an important contribution to society; they are protecting their own future, their childrens, and often,
their own health. Earth Friendly Products is committed to accountability and transparency and aims to play a proactive role in contributing to achieving sustainability where we have influence.
Our Sustainability progress would be monitored and reported annually. The aim of the Sustainability Policy is to:
- Comply with current environmental legislation;
- Consider, assess and take actions where necessary to continuously improve environmental practices;
- Emphasize to employees at all levels their own responsibility to the environmental well being, giving training and information where applicable;
- Display and provide this Policy to all employees including Sub-contractors;
- Audit environmental and sustainability performance;
- Review this policy taking in to consideration any audit findings annually as a minimum.
The Director of Sustainability will be responsible for implementing this Policy and, as far as is reasonably practicable, ensure that all the projects are carried out in accordance with this
Van Vlahakis (The President) and Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks (The Vice President) are responsible overall for the implementation of this Policy and reviews of same.