Respecting the Environment because it Matters to All of Us
Our environmental policy is based on the belief that no one operates in isolation. Everyone shares the same earth, and everything we do matters to those around us. At ServiceMaster we put people first. The health, safety, and welfare of our customers, employees, and the people of the communities we serve are paramount. That is why we take our commitment to environmental stewardship seriously and have developed specific principles to guide us in our work. At ServiceMaster, we will ensure that our employees have the training, skills and knowledge necessary to adhere to these principles. We pledge to:
We are committed to complying with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental regulations and with all internal environmental policies and procedures. We seek to meet these requirements in our continuing effort to preserve and enhance the environment.
Ensure the Safety and Well-being of our Customers and Employees
We will maintain a work environment where risks are understood and minimized and where adherence to safe work practices is expected and commended. We are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training, and support they need to do their jobs safely, effectively, and efficiently.
Consider the Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues in the Products and Methods We Use
We will provide safe, effective, quality services through the use of proven methods and tested products. We strive to be a leader in understanding the environmental, health and safety issues of the products and methods we use by staying abreast of scientific research and trends in new product development.
Use, Apply and Dispose of all Products Safely
We believe our products and services are designed to provide maximum benefit with minimal environmental impact through careful use and professional application. We also believe the safe use and disposal of these products is vital to protecting the environment. We will provide our employees with the resources essential to safely manage the products we use.
Monitor our Progress
The ServiceMaster Board of Directors will monitor the effectiveness of, and our compliance with, our environmental stewardship principles. They will audit the methods used by management to monitor, support, and adhere to the environmental stewardship principles throughout the company.
Minimize Waste Through Reuse and Recycling
We are committed to reuse and recycling to reduce waste and we will help our businesses employ these practices as well.