It is well known that employees are an important resource to organizations and a factor of overall corporate sustainability. It should be no surprise that the health and safety of employees in the workplace should also be considered a sustainability topic—after all, no one is disposable nor is our planet!
Blackline Safety is proud to be reducing the environmental impact it has on the Earth in whatever manageable efforts we can. We believe that responsible resource use is crucial to maintaining a healthy planet. The products and services we create contribute to the health and safety of employees, benefiting families and communities. We have implemented simple brown cardboard packaging for our products that also feature paper pulp-molded product trays, allowing Blackline to eliminate any use of foam packaging.
Blackline manufactures and refurbishes its products on-site locally in Calgary Alberta, Canada, contributing to the local economy. The physical materials we use for our products are sourced from local, environmentally sensitive producers as much as possible. All electronic components purchased are certified Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This means that we only use components that are free from Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). Blackline does not use any components that make use of these dangerous substances, which have historically been used in electronic equipment.
We encourage customers to recycle used Blackline products through locally available electronic recycling organizations. Alternatively, these products can be returned to Blackline at the end of their useful life so we may manage responsible recycling.
In 2013, Blackline began using the services of local recycler BluPlanet Recycling and now collects incoming cardboard, plastics 1—7, metals, glass, all types of paper, refundable beverage containers, electronics, and organic food wastes. Blackline also recycles materials from manufacturing processes including used packaging materials from vendors, batteries, circuit boards, and plastic enclosures.
Powered by Green Energy
In 2014, Blackline joined the Bullfrogpowered community by choosing 100% green electricity from BullFrog Power® to support its day-to-day operations.