Green Business Practices
KEP’s environmental sustainability means maintaining a balance between nature’s capacity to regenerate and the effect of our business on earth. Our goal is to make conscious efforts to reduce the natural resources used to meet the needs of our business, employees and customers while being able to preserve the environment.
Latex begins in nature, derived from a natural secretion found in 10 percent of all flowering plants. Because our flagship product is a natural one, it is fitting that environmentally responsible practices are built in to the way we manufacture. Kent Elastomer Products sustains, supports, and upholds a level of excellence in environmental stewardship.
This Benefits You
Our pledge to sustainability is an investment in our shared future. Our goal is to be our customers’ long-term, environmentally sustainable supplier. We are dedicated to fulfilling customers’ present-day needs while preserving the world for future generations. Green is an essential part of our day-to-day business; it is simply what we do and who we are.
Reduction of Water Usage
Reduction of Electricity Usage
Reduction of Waste
This Helps Us Be More Efficient
Along our continuous improvement journey, sustainability became a focal point. We didn’t start out looking at sustainability as a means to reduce costs. Reducing our environment footprint was the goal and the right thing to do!
The results are impressive! Since 2007, Kent Elastomer Products reduced water usage by 58%, electric by more than 18%, and gas usage by 13%. Our dumpster pick-ups dropped from 804 per year to 182 per year, a 77% reduction.
“Kent Elastomer’s commitment to the environment is supported by a deep, fully ingrained corporate principle of continuous improvement. This principle is integral to the very existence of the company. Without it, the company could have easily folded, or shipped operations overseas.”Kent Elastomer’s Ohio EPA E3 award application.
Getting to this phase of our journey requires dedication, commitment, and participation from everyone to be conscious of our goals and to actively achieve them. Continuous Improvement is a journey and not a destination. We will undoubtedly be better tomorrow than we are today.