From community involvement across all our locations to initiatives focused on preserving our environment for generations to come, social responsibility is part of Windham’s daily life. We’re committed to being a proactive industry leader by seeking out new and innovative ways to positively influence our impact on the environment.
“We believe everyone, be it a person or company, has a responsibility to improve our planet.”
Windham exclusively uses wind-generated power at our executive office and at each of our call centers. Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from Community Energy, Inc. are acquired at the same rate as our energy usage in order to compensate for 100% of our power—an annual equivalent of driving two million miles. This guarantees that the energy we use is added to the power grid from a windmill farm.
The above efforts have earned us an EPA Green Power Partnership as a member of their Green Power Leadership Club. Other ways we decrease our environmental footprint include:
Each location participates in a secure shredding and recycling program. In addition to having received Certificates of Environmental Accomplishment, Windham receives annual “Green Reports” which provide a comprehensive view of our positive impact on the environment. Through this program, each year we:
Though we have always been conscious of minimizing paper waste, Windham now operates under an official ‘go paperless’ campaign. By using better technology in smarter ways, Windham has not only streamlined its operations, but traditional sources of unnecessary paper waste have been greatly reduced.
Our Hendersonville, TN building is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, ensuring that this facility was built in a manner that preserved, recycled, and eliminated the unnecessary waste of natural resources. As Windham looks to expand, any facilities constructed or retrofitted will be done in a manner that supports energy and environmental conservation. To learn more about the LEED certification, please click HERE.
While Windham has incorporated several significant ways to protect the environment, we also don’t forget about the basics, such as:
Our corporate recycling program encourages our employees to be part of the solution that keeps our planet healthy and clean.
Through our Lion’s Heart Initiative, we give back to our local and global communities. Every month, a committee of employees at each Windham site selects one or more 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charities to support through in-kind donations of goods and supplies, cash donations, or manpower for special events.
Past support includes, but is not limited to: