Kent Elastomer Products was one of six companies awarded the 2014 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (€3) Silver Award from the Ohio EPA. This award recognizes recipients for demonstrating a commitment to go beyond compliance, to integrate outstanding environmental management into their core business functions and to develop aggressive performance goals, including a process to communicate the company’s environmental progress to the local community.
The company identified energy savings and ways to purchase equipment and components to reduce energy. It minimized wasted energy in areas such as lighting, compressed air and chilled water. It also significantly reduced the amount of refuse sent to the landfills by aiming to reduce, reuse and recycle any extra by-products from its day-to-day operations. The company’s Kent and Winesburg locations reduced the number of refuse pickups by 63% and 90%, respectively.