Social Responsibility

Community involvement and preserving our environment

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.

These are just a few of the initiatives we’ve launched to help make the world a better place.

Lion’s Heart Initiative: Community Involvement and Charitable Giving


Through our Lion’s Heart Initiative, Windham gives 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:

  • ALS Association (Washington, DC)
  • American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life (Salem, NH)
  • American Heart Association (Dallas, TX)
  • American Legion Post 567 (Orchard Park, NY)
  • American Red Cross (Manchester, NH)
  • Arcade Volunteer Fire Department (Arcade, NY)
  • Arming Heroes (Boone, IA)
  • Autism Speaks (New York, NY)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Woburn (Woburn, MA)
  • Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora (East Aurora, NY)
  • Buddy Dog Rescue (Sudbury, MA)
  • Colon Cancer Alliance (Washington, DC)
  • Derry Community Action Center (Derry, NH)
  • Friends of Night People (Buffalo, NY)
  • Habitat for Humanity (Manchester, NH)
  • Heart Animal Rescue and Adoption Team (Hamburg, NY)
  • Joslin Diabetes Center (Boston, MA)
  • Junior Achievement of Northern New England
  • Manchester Animal Shelter (Manchester, NH)
  • March of Dimes (White Plains, NY)
  • Mercy Flight (Orchard Park, NY)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (Manchester, NH)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Boston, MA)
  • Music City Mutts Animal Rescue (Nashville, TN)
  • Nashville Rescue Mission (Nashville, TN)
  • Nevada SPCA (Las Vegas, NV)
  • New Horizons Food Pantry (Manchester, NH)
  • Open Table Nashville for Homelessness (Nashville, TN)
  • Operation Good Neighbor (Evans, NY)
  • Pan MA Challenge (Needham, MA)
  • Peace and Paws (Moultonborough, NH)
  • Pleasant Valley Nursing Center (Derry, NH)
  • Rockingham Community Action Center (Derry, NH)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities (Nashville, TN)
  • Rosie’s Place (Sudbury, MA)
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute (Buffalo, NY)
  • Salem Animal Rescue League (Salem, NH)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (Nashville, TN)
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children (Boston, MA)
  • Sunshine Soup Kitchen (Derry, NH)
  • Special Olympics of Massachusetts
  • Special Olympics of New Hampshire
  • Ann’s Home and School (Methuen, MA)
  • Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN)
  • Stuff the Bus Back to School Drive (Hendersonville, TN)
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Dallas, TX)
  • The Shade Tree Women and Children’s Shelter (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Toys for Tots (Triangle, VA)
  • Tufts Medical Center Heart Walk (Boston, MA)
  • United Way (Manchester, NH)
  • USO (Washington, DC)
  • Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York (Buffalo, NY)
  • Wings Flights of Hope (Orchard Park, NY)
  • Wounded Warrior Project (Colorado Springs, CO)

100% Green Power

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 Windham an EPA Green Power Partnership as a member of their Green Power Leadership Club. Other ways we decrease our environmental footprint include:

  • Installation of automatic, motion-sensitive light switches
  • Purchasing Energy Star rated equipment whenever possible
  • Safe and secure disposal of all electronic equipment

 

Responsible Shredding Program

Each location participates in a secure shredding and recycling program. Through this program, each year we:

  • Save over 900 trees from destruction
  • Avoid creating over 9,620 lbs. of CO2 emissions
  • Conserve over 33 cubic yards of landfill space

 

Going Paperless

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.

 

Leed Certification

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.

 

Corporate Recycling Program

While Windham has incorporated several significant ways to protect the environment, we also don’t forget about the basics, such as:

  • Recycling all cardboard waste and toner cartridges
  • Providing recycling bins throughout each building for glass, aluminum, and plastic
  • Purchasing paper that meets the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s standards