Environmental fast facts

 

Cypress, California

  • Has almost a 20% improvement in the recycling rate between 2009 and 2015.
  • With the introduction of digital projection, chemical usage onsite decreased by 95% (as older technology, film projectors, required a greater use of chemicals for their manufacturing and servicing). This allowed Christie to provide a safer workplace as well as reduce costs associated with purchasing and proper disposal of chemicals.
  • In 2007, 9/80 and 4/10 workweeks were implemented reducing CO2 and time commuting by 10% for service production and staff.
  • LED lighting retrofit of parking lot metal halide wall and pole fixtures, resulting in an average reduction in electricity usage of 76%.

 

Kitchener, Ontario

  • Reduced annual weight of generated landfill waste by over 60% between 2007 and 2015. In the same timeframe, the facility’s recycling rate also improved by almost 37%.
  • Has maintained a minimum annual recycle rate of 80% since 2009.
  • In the last 5 years, the total volume of chemicals brought into the facility has been reduced by over 25%.
  • HVAC and building improvements resulted in over 47% decrease in Natural Gas consumption between 2004 and 2015.
  • Upgrades in plumbing fixtures have resulted in over 27% decrease in Water consumption between 2004 and 2015.
  • Building automation, improved lighting technologies, awareness campaigns have reduced determined CO2e by just over 22% between 2004 and 2015, despite the number of our fulltime employees having grown by over 250%.

 

Cologne, Germany

  • The facility has developed a special arrangement with a neighboring business, which takes their old packaging and reuses it.
  • Both the culture and policies in Germany reduce waste and promote conservation, including practices such as:
    • having to pay for all water used ​(not just heated water)
    • strict recycling rules that see some regions being required to wash out containers, remove aluminum lids, labels, etc., and
    • having to pay to have waste picked up, resulting in creating as little true garbage as possible.
  • A third of employees use public transportation for their work commute.
  • Product packaging is specifically designed for the products manufactured, ensuring only the necessary amount of packaging is used.

 

Christie® companies overall

  • Christie reduces paper use through software that includes document and record management, document imaging and workflow.
  • Christie University invested in tablet computers to replace the use of paper-based materials and notes for in-class sessions.
  • Field Service Technicians issued tablet computers to replace previously used paper-based forms.
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