Bay Tech Label is proud to be a Triple Bottom Line Company that is focused on People, Planet and Profit.
We are committed to protecting the environment through economically,socially, and environmentally responsible business practices.
We promise to:
- Comply with all applicable local, state, and federal environmental regulations.
- Continually enhance business practices to minimize our environmental impact.
- Effectively manage the use of our natural resources to conserve energy, water and other resources, and
- Protect and support the health and safety of our employees and community.
Our sustainability initiatives are focused on addressing the following objectives:
- Assess current usage and practices as benchmarks for improvements;
- Reduce paper and related products usage and purchase recycled/reused products when available;
- Reduce solid waste through recycling and reusing and follow appropriate disposal methods of hazardous materials;
- Reduce energy usage via energy-saving practices and purchasing;
- Implement “green” purchasing guidelines for equipment, office supplies, cleaning supplies, marketing materials, and other related business expenses;
- Train and require employee involvement in sustainability practices, with full management support; and
- Collaborate with customers, suppliers, local organizations, and the surrounding community on environmental issues.
Bay Tech Label Company will create and maintain performance benchmarks, compliance checklists, and other documentation to periodically measure and report our progress in realizing these commitments. Sustainability Management is an essential component to our commitment to Operational Excellence.
SGP Continuous Improvement Projects
Continuous Improvement Project (CIP) 2018
Worked on depleting unused or older inks in stock. Reduced inventory from 6,600 lbs to 5,000 lbs.
- Opened up floor space
- Recycled small amounts of left over PMS colors into black ink
- Some left over inks recycled by using for printing on liner of Dymo Labels sold on our website
Purchased Think 2000 Internal Ink Managing System.
- Notification of existing PMS colors on shelf can be turned into new PMS color
Continuous Improvement Project (CIP) 2019
We added 3 more HVAC units upgraded. We reviewed our HVAC units at the end of 2018. We had a 10 ton HVAC which was installed 6 years ago. That size unit did not come in more efficient that a 10 SEER rating at that time. We replaced it with 2 5 ton HVAC units that have a 19 SEER rating or almost twice as efficient. In addition, we had a 5 ton unit that was 13 years old and was a 10 SEER when it was installed. It probably operated at about a 7 SEER by now. We replaced this unit with another 19 SEER unit. As a result, the replacement is almost 3 times as efficient. Disposed of steel dies by recycling 6,760 lbs.
Continuous Improvement Project (CIP) 2020
Finished the Solar PV Additional 123 Panels. Electric company has made the meter swap out and transition complete. Converted presses from traditional UV to LED UV making presses operate more efficiently. Window 8 mil security film installed on windows for better heat and cold blocking and also a barrier in the event of a hurricane. Replaced 3 old Air Compressors with 1 Ingersoll Rand RS/15n Total Air System for more efficiency and decrease electrical usage. Disposed of steel dies by recycling 2,480 lbs.
Continuous Improvement Project (CIP) 2021
Upgraded our equipment to increase efficiency and productivity and use fewer resources. These changes result in faster throughput and more accurate label production, which translates to competitive pricing, higher quality, and faster lead times. See our Equipment Upgrades Positively Impact Price, Quality & Delivery blog for more information!
Continuous Improvement Project (CIP) 2022
Switched to recycled cardboard boxes (50% of volume), added 96 solar panels, & researched liner reuse/recycling – was able to get 2,000 lbs reused. Training to reduce ink waste so only water is going down the drain.