Go Green Records Management Initiative
As a leader in the records management industry, Archive Systems is focused on storing our clients' business records today as we help them transition to a paperless environment tomorrow. Based on these efforts, the company researched new ways to improve our community as well. Archive Systems' Go Green Records Management initiative was launched in 2008 and has achieved significant results.
Records Management Services Focused on the Environment
Since the Go Green initiative started, Archive Systems has recycled over 14,625 tons of packaging and raw materials. This conserved 268,600 mature trees, 6.8 billion gallons of oil, 351,000 gallons of gasoline, 60 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, 102 million gallons of water, and 51,100 cubic yards of landfill according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
The Go Green Records Management initiative has also been significantly enhanced by our FileBRIDGE product line. FileBRIDGE Paper enables companies to request the virtual file delivery of documents, eliminating driving emissions. Because the files are available online, there's no need to make copies to distribute. FileBRIDGE Digital provides companies with the ability to go paperless and access business-critical information online.
As part of this initiative, Archive Systems is now utilizing solar power in its Franklin, NJ locations, generating 300,000 kWh annually. By relying on solar energy, the company is estimated to avoid creating over 7,000 tons of carbon dioxide, 35,000 pounds of nitrogen oxides, 57,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide, and 27,000 pounds of mercury. In addition, Archive Systems also selected a facility in Portland that was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification.