More than $250 billion is wasted in excess administrative healthcare costs every year. Edifecs has helped to deploy solutions that are at the core of the industry’s efforts to reduce this waste. Healthcare organizations use four billion sheets of paper annually in billing transactions and payments. If these organizations adopted Edifecs’ technology, the industry could save more than 216,000 trees annually.
In July of 2014, Edifecs moved into our new headquarters and retrofitted the facility with a strong emphasis on sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Our office is outfitted with low-flow and no-touch plumbing fixtures, and a system that optimizes the HVAC system minimizing waste around the clock. We have installed Energy Star-rated appliances and electronics and has removed nearly 120 unneeded fluorescent light bulbs. We also overhauled our offsite datacenter and removed the need to run two eight-ton HVAC units saving almost one-million kilowatts of energy a year.
We rely on our employees as a daily part of the solution by making recycling and composting organic waste effortless. Through the commitment of our teams, we have been able to increase employee headcount by 10% while reducing our landfill waste by more than 75 percent per year - from 104 cubic yards to less than 25 cubic yards. Our associates recycled 416 cubic yards of plastic, cardboard, paper, tin, metal, glass, batteries, ink cartridges, and packaging last year. And we established a successful composting program which created 154 cubic yards of compost in its first year.