CCG Goes Green with Key Sustainability Initiatives

May 17, 2020 | Community & Culture

Going Green

CCG is a dedicated advocate for a more sustainable world. To show our commitment to this initiative, we’ve highlighted two key ways we’re working towards a more sustainable work environment. By installing a solar farm array and environmentally-friendly water filling stations, we’ve furthering our continued commitment to sustainability, offsetting energy costs, and increasing value-add to our clients.

Solar Panel Grid System Atop Headquarter Facility

CCG’s Solar Panel Array is more than two and a half times the size of a professional football field and will supply nearly 2.4 kWh of electrical energy, or an estimated 98% of CCG’s annual energy requirement. The system will complement CCG’s Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Process currently utilizing natural gas and diesel-fed electrical generating systems.

CCG estimates that the Solar Array will:

• Provide 2.39 kWh of electrical energy – an estimated 98% of CCG’s annual electrical requirement
• Reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 3.3 million lbs/year
• Reduce Methane (CH4) emissions by 371 lbs/year and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) by 39 lbs/year
• Reduce the impact on the environment by effectively removing 353 autos from our roads that would consume more than 188,000 gallons of gasoline each year
• Reduce the amount of coal burned each year to supply CCG it’s electrical needs by 6 million pounds per year

This Solar Array is a big step forward in reducing CCG’s carbon footprint and takes us one step closer to our goal of significantly reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Installation of Environmentally Friendly Refillable Water Bottle Stations

In its continual sustainability initiative, CCG installed Elkay EZH water bottle refilling stations in its West Caldwell, New Jersey headquarter facility. The filtered water system ensures CCG’s employees are enjoying the cleanest, purest water available as well as eliminating plastic bottle waste, reducing costs, and enhancing employee and guest health.

The Elkay system provides a counter that tallies how many plastic water bottles have been avoided and that number has become an important part of CCG’s overall sustainability initiative. According to the counters on the water bottle stations, CCG has eliminated nearly 200,000 water bottles so far.

Simon Hooks, CEO, commented, “This is part of CCG’s overall commitment to reduce, reuse, recycle. Water bottles, and plastic of all kinds, have had a devastating impact on the global environment, on all animal, and on human life throughout the world”.

It is estimated that 12.7 million tons of plastic waste makes its way into the oceans every year with devastating consequences for animals and marine life. Our landfills, rivers, and estuaries have also become heavily polluted.

Holding Partners Accountable

CCG is continuously reviewing its Corporate Guidance and Governance Policies to ensure that they are consistent with CCG’s ongoing sustainability initiative. We are also working closely with all its suppliers and partners to ensure that they, too, are taking steps to dramatically reduce the impact on the environment!