As solar technology continues to grow as a sustainable and increasingly affordable power solution – especially in developing countries where many of our customers live and work – Planson’s strong commitment to clean energy is constantly reinforced.
As a round-the-clock organization, our Maine-based headquarters have also found renewable energy internally rewarding. Our system of photovoltaic arrays allows the office to run on 100% solar-powered electricity, decreasing our carbon footprint without hindering performance; and as a bonus, the arrays offer all staff a greater appreciation for the solutions we routinely sell. It is expected that our CO2 avoidance will equal almost 20 tons per year going forward. This helpful portal allows us to track our progress.
Planson’s commitment to the environment extends to all areas of operation, including the use of biodegradable packaging materials, low energy appliances, and high-efficiency electric water heaters and heat pumps.
Green space conservation has also been implemented in the past year since becoming a member of Small Woodlands Owners of Maine (SWOAM). Through this organization, foresters have created a management plan for 70 Planson-owned acres, designed to bring our surrounding forest to maximum health and cultivate a thriving environment for wildlife and recreation.
Planson has plans to continue its strong commitment to the planet in years to come – not only to do our part against climate change, but also as good business sense. Even in tough economic times, companies with a commitment to sustainability tend to outperform their peers: researchers at A.T. Kearney, through a study involving 99 companies with strong commitments to sustainability, found that in 16 out of the 18 industries studied, these companies outperformed industry averages by 15% over a six-month period.
Eco-friendly practices make sense in so many ways, and we look forward to seeing, utilizing, and sharing new innovations in this field with our customers as they come about.