Our Sustainability Mission
We believe wellness extends beyond the healthcare industry to the planet we all share. Since our founding, Edifecs has embraced a green approach to our operations and made conservation a pillar of our culture. Our sustainability initiatives have earned us several awards including the SEAL Business Sustainability Award for 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, the Best in Biz: Most Environmentally Responsible Company in 2016, Seattle Business Magazine’s Community Impact Award for Sustainability in Business Operations, and a spot on Washington’s 50 Top Green Companies.
Download our white paper to learn more about the steps we’re taking to create a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly Edifecs.
Our Carbon Emission Initiatives
Our Electric Car & Bike Initiative
Edifecs has offered free EV charging to all associates for the last 10 years. In 2021, to encourage our associates to make the switch to electric vehicles, and to accommodate those who already have, we added two more free EV charging stations, increasing our total to eight. Several of our associates have switched to electric vehicles and we expect this number to grow. Edifecs also offers premium parking to EV drivers providing an incentive for associates to purchase their own electric vehicles.
Edifecs has utilized an all-electric corporate fleet of vehicles since 2012. We offer these vehicles free to our associates for business use. This fleet is here to provide our associates with a sustainable transportation option for offsite meetings and events. We also offer these EVs to all visiting associates to use instead of renting gas-powered vehicles at the airport. By opting for an all-electric fleet of corporate vehicles, rather than gas-powered, we save approximately 9.71 MtCO2 each year, based on our monthly OnStar usage reports.
Edifecs takes a lot of pride in providing alternative modes of transportation to our associates. All of our offices feature bicycle storage facilities and showers, making it convenient for associates who prefer to bike to work. At our Bellevue HQ we offer bicycles and e-bikes for associates to use to get around the office park or to get some fresh air and exercise. We have even had an associate kayak to work!
Our Public Transit Initiative
Our Energy Performance Initiative
Our Initiative to Encourage Sustainability
Our Sustainable Materials Initiative
Our Landfill & Waste Reduction Initiative
Edifecs prioritizes the reduction of landfill waste by promoting recycling and composting. We implemented a centralized three-bin system for recycling, composting, and landfill at all of our global offices. This program led to:
- The removal of trash bins from 350 work stations
- A 75% reduction of our annual landfill waste in Bellevue and a
30% reduction in India.
- In Bellevue, we estimate that we divert approximately 54 tons
of compost from landfills each year, an annual savings of
about 156 MtCO2.
Our Plastics Reduction Initiative
Our Print-Free Initiative
The Edifecs Print Free Initiative focuses on reducing paper usage as much as possible. With the integration of our print-release software and the introduction of our hybrid work model, we have made a significant reduction in our paper use.
With our print release software, a job does not release until the associate physically walks up to the printer and approves the job. The process is streamlined by an easy sign-in with the swipe of an employee badge or network credentials.