The effects of global warming and environmental conscientiousness have taken precedence here at Can-Am. We take pride in our efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and maximize the potential of our entire infrastructure to minimize over-consumption. At Can-Am we have made an effort to promote environmental protection and local consumption without sacrificing customer service. We strive to deal strictly with local producers when in season.
This aids in:
- Decreasing transportation of produce and overall costs
- Promotes the local economy
- Provides better quality produce
- Promoting Organic produce
- Healthy eating for the consumer
- Reduced hazardous effects for the earth
In terms of logistics this simplifies shipping and receiving as they are orchestrated to function in tandem. This allows us to reduce vehicle usage, according to location and time of day for delivery and pick-up of merchandise. Finally this also allows us to maximize produce quality and freshness by receiving and shipping the same day.
We take our environmental responsibility very seriously. Throughout our Warehouse and Office we have implemented stringent recycling regulations all staff is to adhere. Such as:
- Reusing of empty boxes
- Introduction of new software to reduce paper waste
- Digital storage of files, reduces space required and use of paper
- Biodegradable cleaning products, protects the environment as well as all produce stored in warehouse
- Proper insulation of refrigerated areas to ensure appropriate refrigeration levels and no loss of energy
Our continuous efforts at improving the above mentioned are ever changing. We anticipate making further changes as our Team and the needs of our customers grow.