It’s not just what we do – it’s who we are.
Sustainability is a critical part of the SDI culture, and it extends to our customer services – the solutions we create and implement help our partners conserve resources on many levels. In fact, from human resources and engineering to finance and information technology, we assimilate to your business culture so we can dive deep into your organization’s safety, quality, auditing and sustainability initiatives.
Our vision for sustainability.
SDI integrates sustainability into both our culture and our business through best practices and responsible sourcing that reduce the impact of operations on the environment. As a partner dedicated to providing sustained value for our customers, we see it as our responsibility to integrate sustainability into our client solutions.
Some of the ways we achieve the goal:
- SDI uses true state-of-the-art technologies to streamline processes, eliminate waste and increase productivity.
- We practice ‘responsible sourcing’ when selecting supplier partners and products; we have specific criteria that must be met.
- We encourage conservation in the workplace, through our long-time “reduce, reuse and recycle” philosophy
- At every level in the company, we encourage creative thinking that provides sustainable results.
Together, we make it happen.
Based on your unique goals, targets and vision, we work with you to develop an individual plan that leads to total cost savings for your business. This involves process improvements, reduced product usage and price reductions. Put simply, enterprise-wide we help you conserve resources. Or, as the Brundtland Report Commission of the United Nations puts it, SDI supports “…development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
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