Greening our work environment
Environmental engagement is a huge part of making our planet more productive. At Praxair, our employees participate in a number of programs from Zero Waste to Earth Week initiatives to help create a more sustainable future. Explore some of our employee environmental engagement highlights.
Praxair's Greenway Project
We're matching employee Zero Waste contributions with global tree planting and partnering with global non-government organizations, local groups, customers and suppliers to plant or preserve one million trees by the end of 2016 and 2020.
Through employee environmental engagement initiatives like Praxair's Greenway project and our Zero Waste and office greening programs, our employees are helping to create a more sustainable future.
PRAXAIR'S GREENWAY PROJECT: ONE MILLION+ TREES BY 2020
The essence of Praxair's Greenway project is matching employee zero waste contributions to global tree planting. Praxair has already helped plant or preserve more than 1,000,000 trees by the end of 2016, from a 2013 baseline. And, that figure will grow in the coming years: Praxair has also committed to planting or preserving one million trees from 2016-2020. (See video at left for more information.)
PRAXAIR'S ZERO WASTE PROGRAM
In 2016, a record 219 Praxair locations achieved zero waste status – exceeding our goal of 200 sites. The combined efforts of these sites around the world helped Praxair prevent more than 157 million pounds of waste going to landfill, 45 million pounds more than avoided in 2015. A Zero Waste site is defined as one that keeps at least 90% of its process waste from going to landfills. In addition in 2016, four Praxair offices earned third-party accreditation to Green Seal's Green Office Partner Program.
Eliminating waste has resulted in thousands of dollars of cost avoidance for Praxair, has conserved tons of material for reclamation and recycling and has supported people, jobs and the environment in scores of our local communities.
Read our Zero Waste Success stories for more information: