Our Environmental Initiatives

Last updated: 6/15/2013

Advanced Resolutions is committed to being environmentally aware, actively support programs that reduce our company’s environmental impact and continually improve our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating procedures. Our green and blue colors reflect the fact that we are truly an environmentally conscious outfit. 

We seek to understand the effects our business activities have on the environment by supporting initiatives such as:

  • Reduction of material, water and energy consumption
  • Waste minimization
  • Recycling of all resources

We will advocate the adoption of prudent environmental, health and safety principles and practices by our contractors, vendors, and suppliers.

We recognize that by integrating sound environmental, health, and safety management practices into all aspects of our business, we can offer technologically innovative products and services while conserving and enhancing resources for future generations.

Advanced Resolutions strives for continuous improvement in our environmental, health and safety management systems and in the environmental quality of our products, processes, and services.

We will strive to create products that are safe in their intended use, conserve energy and materials, and prevent pollution throughout the product life cycle including design, manufacture, use, and end-of-life management.

Design, manage and operate our facilities to maximize safety, promote energy efficiency, and protect the environment.

We will ensure that this policy and all procedures relating to it are understood, implemented and maintained by all company employees.

Clean and Green Policy

Advanced Resolutions is a document services firm, headquartered in Martinez, California. Our company provides imaging and document management services for multiple corporate customers. Advanced Resolutions has staff levels that fluctuate often from project to project. The majority of our working force works at off-site locations- such as at the customer’s location.

The staff at Advanced Resolutions care about providing a clean and green service. Whilst on customer grounds, workers are subject to our customers green programs which may or may not have recycling programs etc. So since our control is limited at the off-site locations, the next best focus is our headquarter location.

Advanced Resolutions has found many ways to go “green,” from online ordering, implementing Documents-on-Demand, printing with environmentally friendly papers and inks, utilizing state-of-the-art Energy Star scanning equipment, using washable dishware in the office, all the way to employing best practices for indoor air quality for its employees.

ENERGY STAR logo

Commitment – Advanced Resolutions will make conscious purchasing decisions regarding the environment on each purchase. Our family lives here in California where we work – therefore we want them to enjoy healthy living as well. Below is a list of improvements that we have had over the years:

  • In 2011 we decided to no longer purchase disposable dishware for the office. Now we use only reusable dishware for lunch, coffee, etc.
  • In 2012 we made the decision to only use Green cleaning products. These are cleaning products used for desk wipe downs, bathroom disinfecting, and window cleanings. Using green cleaning products create a healthier air environment.
  • Since inception in 2010 Advanced Resolutions has had the goal to purchase 100% of our electronics with the Energy Star certification.
    • We try our best to find equipment that is Energy Star Certified i.e. -Laptops, Servers, High-Speed Scanning Equipment, Monitors, etc. Advanced Resolutions uses Energy Star machines at our production centers and at each on-site location. Leading-edge digital equipment optimize efficiency and minimize waste.
Energy Star Qualified Equipment Energy Parameters
i4000 Scanner Running: <85 watts
A3 Flatbed  Running: <70 watts

Paper Initiatives – We go through a lot of paper at Advanced Resolutions. Many of the pieces of paper that we use are in a sense “reusable.” We will reuse a piece of paper until is no longer is capable of cleanly passing through our document scanners. Then of course the paper is recycled.

97% of the paper used at Advanced Resolutions is recycled paper. When virgin paper is required, FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) paper from sustainable harvested forests is used whenever possible. Inks are soy and vegetable-based which are low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to the environment. Water-based inks are used addressing pieces for mail delivery. This improves the indoor air quality at our productions Facility and reduces long-term effects on the environment.

Our Future

New for 2013 - Our Documents on Demand program allows customers to view their images through a SaaS program. SaaS or Software as a Service is seen as the green standard in the software industry. SaaS is completely compatible with your existing computer system; no need to purchase additional hardware or software. All that is needed is an internet browser. SaaS is essentially a web-based software, therefore, there is no CD/DVD needed. No packaging materials to buy, or throw away. No updates are needed. The searching feature is optimized for quick searching, so customers can find what they need quickly, not wasting computer time and energy. This program has decreased the need for customers to worry about software recycle, store, or trash packaging materials.

In April 2013, Advanced Resolutions approved a preliminary planning GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions reduction target for the year 2020 at 20% below 2012 levels, on a path toward reducing GHG emissions by more than 50% below 2010 levels by 2050. We will re-access our GHG numbers yearly to meet our goals.

(20%) This planning target was developed based on recent publications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), widely recognized as the world’s leading body of climate scientists. According to a recent IPCC report, achieving this level of GHG reductions throughout the industrial world will help to produce a level of climate stabilization that would avoid the worst future climate impact scenarios.

Green is not just a current craze. Advanced Resolutions will continue to look for more ways to make their operations as “green” as possible.