As with all aspects of our business, our people with their skills and knowledge are our greatest asset to conduct our business, while also providing stewardship for our environment and compliance with all environmental laws and regulations. We rely on our leadership and employees to effectively implement Teichert’s Environmental Policy and continually evaluate our processes for efficiencies and opportunities to improve. Teichert has a history of taking the initiative to stay ahead of environmental requirements – usually exceeding what is required and doing so before requirement deadlines. We participate in developing new environmental rules, policies, and programs by partnering, when possible, with our various regulatory agencies.
Teichert is committed to operating with an industry-leading level of environmental compliance by empowering a dedicated professional environmental staff, implementing a robust Environmental Management System (EMS), and providing environmental training and materials for all appropriate Teichert staff.
A few examples of the many awards we have received for our environmental leadership include the Business Environmental Resource Center Award for recycling efforts, Excellence in Mine Reclamation Awards from the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association for habitat restoration, the Business Clean Air Award from the American Lung Association, and Business of the Year by the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce for our clean mobile fleet. We were an initial volunteer participant in the greenhouse gas emission registry (California Climate Action Registry) in California.
Like our customers, Teichert cares about our community’s future. The teams we field demonstrate through their knowledge, training, and personal commitment, that caring for the environment and the people who live in it is a central part of everything we do.
We restored 1.5 miles of creek riparian and upland habitat completely following mining activities. All plants within the corridor were hand planted and are native to the region. All oak plantings were grown from acorns that were collected from the formerly degraded local upland habitats prior to mining. The entire corridor was placed in a conservation easement and transferred to a Land Trust for long term natural management and public benefit.
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