Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Trans Mountain

Trans Mountain


Trans Mountain aims to raise awareness about responsible decisions we make daily to protect the environment. By taking the Burnaby Board of Trade Sustainability Pledge, we are joining other businesses that are being proactive about sustainability and committing to practices that contribute to reducing our environmental footprint.
Our objectives are to:
• Demonstrate that Trans Mountain is a leader in environmental stewardship
• Continue to build our relationship with the Burnaby Board of Trade and local businesses
• Showcase innovative environmental protection measures
• Recognize and engage employees and contractors that dedicate time towards environmental initiatives

  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Turn off workplace electronics when not in use
  • Install motion sensors or timers on light switches
  • Use natural lighting whenever possible
  • Switch from incandescent to CFL, HID or LED lighting
  • Use laptops whenever possible
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Install an instant water heater in your kitchen so you don’t have to let the water run
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Discard water into plants instead of the drain
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Hold events along the frequent transit network
  • Provide secure bicycle parking facilities for employees
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
  • Educate driving staff (fleet management) on efficient driving techniques
  • Create a work from home (teleworking) option
  • Schedule condensed work week to work five days in four and reduce vehicle traffic by 20%
  • Avoid in-vehicle air conditioning because it increases the fuel consumption of the car
  • Offer start and end times that avoid peak periods of travel
  • Set printers to ‘double sided’
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Provide recycle stations at key locations
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Set up a recycle station for items accepted through Return-it and Foam-only
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Establish a food composting station in the kitchen
  • Develop a policy of purchasing non-toxic cleaning materials
  • Purchase FSC Certified or 100% post consumer recycled paper
  • Purchase eco friendly bulk cleaning supplies
  • Purchase long life, re-fillable and re-usable products
  • Choose products that don’t produce a lot of waste
  • Introduce a policy that supports green and sustainable products
  • Support the local economy by buying local
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when making purchasing decisions

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