Our Goals
Goals
By 2012, calculate the carbon footprint of the Walker Industries Group of Companies. Our goal is to make carbon efficiency second nature to every Walker employee.

Measure water footprint of the Walker Industries Group of Companies by 2013.


How are we achieving our goal?

We have challenged a cross-disciplinary group of young leaders within our company to develop the approach and complete the task. Representatives from each of our operations, the environmental performance and finance departments are collaborating to meet our measurement goals.





Carbon Update

The Carbon Action Team has toured all the Walker Industries businesses and learning about the operations Every site visited presented new challenges due to the diversity of Walker Industries businesses. From compact biosolids and landfill gas operations to large and unique quarry operations, understanding the carbon footprint of each operation is no easy task.

Here are some of the questions that the CAT pondered when visiting a site:

What equipment is onsite and how much fuel/energy does it consume?

Where do we draw the line/boundary around each business? For example – do we include the diesel emissions of an external contractor that strips overburden at a quarry or the emissions from propane that is used to pilot/ignite the landfill gas flare?

Do we have meters that can tell us exactly how much fuel/energy we use? Are there opportunities to reduce emissions?

So far we have measured our Carbon Footprint for all the companies to our 2009 base year. This year we are working on calculated the footprint to the current year.



Water Update

The Water Footprint Team is in the process of touring each of our facilities in order to map water flow, use and discharge. We are currently focused on measuring our Blue and Green Water Footprint.

The Blue water footprint is the volume of surface and ground water we use to make our products and deliver our services. The blue water footprint also includes water transferred from one surface or groundwater catchment area to a different one. It includes water re-circulated through our products and water lost through evaporation in our production processes.

Our Green water footprint is the volume of rainwater consumed during the production process. It includes water that is used in crop production, to maintain green rooftops. It is water that does not run-off or re-charge groundwater but is stored in soil. 





Walker Industries is committed to the community, environment and tommorrow's generation through the EARTH 1st Principles

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