Nexii says they have achieved TRUE Gold Certified for zero waste
by CM Staff
Nexii's Squamish Plant has demonstrated waste reduction by implementing best practices for waste management during the manufacturing process.
VANCOUVER — Green construction company, Nexii Building Solutions Inc. (Nexii) has achieved the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Gold Certification for Zero Waste for its Squamish Manufacturing Plant.
Nexii’s Squamish Plant has demonstrated waste reduction by implementing best practices for waste management during the manufacturing process. The company’s efforts have reportedly reduced the amount of waste produced by the plant, with over 90 percent of waste diverted from landfills.
Speaking to the achievement, Zosia Brown, VP of Sustainability of Nexii, said, “We’re extremely proud to have achieved the Zero Waste certification for our Squamish Manufacturing Plant. This recognition reflects our unwavering commitment to sustainability and reducing our environmental impact. We’re honoured to be leading the way in the construction industry for zero waste and circular practices.”
The TRUE Certification for Zero Waste, administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), is a rigorous evaluation of a company’s waste reduction efforts, including the implementation of robust recycling and composting programs, reduction of materials used, and diversion of waste from landfills. Nexii retained the services of Vancouver-based sustainability consultant, Light House, to facilitate TRUE credit documentation and submission. Achieving the certification is a significant milestone for Nexii in its journey towards eliminating waste at every point of the construction value chain.
“Businesses must go beyond our current wasteful practices and think critically about how to redesign processes so that less waste is produced in the first place,” notes Peter Templeton, President and CEO of U.S. Green Building Council and GBCI. “Implementing zero waste business practices requires rethinking, retraining, new tools and strong leadership to change current waste systems. With Nexii’s leadership in this endeavour, they are making great strides for their employees, community and consumers at large.”
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