Enzymedica, Inc., a manufacturer of indication-specific enzyme-based finished products has announced the successful implementation of their Green Initiatives program. A multi-faceted program, their Green Initiatives include everything from a commitment to conservation at company headquarters, to becoming ‘carbon neutral’ as of 2009.
Tom Bohager, Enzymedica’s Founder and CEO explains, “As responsible members of the business community and the natural products industry in particular, Enzymedica’s Green Initiatives are a reflection of our commitment to health and wellness.”
Enzymedica was voluntarily audited for energy use and steps were taken to implement energy savings. Compact fluorescent lighting was installed throughout the building to save energy. At night, all lights, office equipment and appliances are turned off, and the entire corporate staff has been educated with respect to the specifics of sustainable and environmentally conscious behavior for both home and the work place.
Enzymedica has encouraged staff to conserve, reduce, reuse or recycle whenever possible. In fact, Enzymedica uses recycled paper for packaging, prints their literature and collateral materials on 100% de-inked, recycled paper, and set up an on-site recycling center where they
collect paper, plastic, aluminum, glass, cardboard and toner cartridges for recovery.
The conservation effort also led to changes in product packaging. The current Enzymedica product bottles are lighter than the previous version, composed of a type of plastic that is widely recycled.
Enzymedica: Now Carbon Neutral
Enzymedica Chief Operations Officer Linda Remer proudly reports, “We have offset our carbon footprint of facility, vehicle and air travel emissions by planting 1,000 trees. We are now “Carbon Neutral”.
The call to action for environmental consciousness has had a benefit at all levels of the company. Enzymedica has installed a curtain over the shipping dock bay door so that cool air and energy is not wasted while the door remains open for deliveries. They have also set procedures in place to dispose of all hazardous waste that is produced from their machinery and laboratory.
The company has made efforts to switch to environmentally friendly cleaning agents in all bathrooms and employee break rooms, and recently replaced paper towels with washable dish towels. Plastic cutlery, disposable cups and disposable plates have been exchanged for washable and reusable silverware, plates, cups and mugs.
Bohager continues, “As a premium nutritional supplement manufacturer and supplier, Enzymedica is well aware of the connection between environment and health. Our actions with respect to the environment will safeguard future resources for our families, our children, and generations to come. ”
To learn more about Enzymedica’s commitment to the environment and other Green Initiatives, visit www.enzymedica.com or www.begreennow.com.
About Enzymedica, Inc.:
Florida-based Enzymedica, Inc., was founded in 1998 to offer consumers targeted enzyme products that address digestion issues, food allergies and intolerances, cardiovascular issues, immune function and inflammation. The exclusive Enzymedica Thera-blend™ process combines different strains of each major enzyme to work more broadly in the digestive tract and throughout the entire body. Enzymedica's products are made from only the highest quality plant and plant-based enzymes.