It is Senva’s Environmental Policy to continually improve our ability to design and manufacture our products with minimal and beneficial environmental impact through reducing resource requirements and waste. We comply with all applicable environmental standards, both legal and internal. We have reduced our supply chain impact by integrating all circuit board manufacturing within our USA plant.

To this end, we have set objectives to:

  • Reduce energy consumption
  • Recycle more/waste less
  • Reduce our carbon footprint
In 2022, we have also committed to setting up an Environmental Management System to meet ISO 14001!

Here's how we are progressing...

Reduce energy consumption

Previous accomplishments:
  • Installed LED Lights throughout the building
  • Switched out and installed Electronic Ballast throughout the building
  • Purchased and installed an Energy Star Dish washer, refrigerator, freezer, hot water heater, printers, and copiers
  • Installed Motion Sensor Activated lights
2019-2023 Goal: Reduce energy consumption per employee by 5% per year for a total of 25% reduction by 2023
We are growing!  As we scale up production, hire new employees, and design and test more products, our net energy consumption increases.  For the sake of setting an achievable goal, we think a per-employee reduction is appropriate.
2021 Results:


Goal: 2019-2020 2020-2021 2019-2021 Cumulative
5% energy reduction/year -24% 6% -19%
  Pass Fail On track

2021 Limitations:
  • Bought a second refrigerator and freezer to accommodate more employees
  • Production capacity scaled up significantlly more than employee count

2022 Action Plan:
  • Bring in HVAC company to do air balancing
  • Install tamper-proof smart thermostats
  • Power Management of computers 

Recycle More/Waste Less


Previous accomplishments:
  • All recyclable scrap electronics are picked up by Green Century Recycling
  • 100% of manufacturing waste cardboard and paper is recycled
  • Switched to all lead-free solder
  • Moved outdoor and duct labels to UV print, significant reduction in label and adhesive usage
2020-2025 Goal: Reduce paper waste by 10%; continue to recycle all electronics waste
Again, we are growing!  As we scale up production, hire new employees, and design and test more products, our net paper usage increases.  For the sake of setting an achievable goal, we think a per-employee reduction is appropriate.

2021 Results:
 
In 2020, we printed 3080 pages/employee
In 2021, we printed 3570 pages/employee, an increase of 16% (fail)

2021 Limitations:
We shipped 27% more products and only hired 10% more employees.

2022 Action Plan:
  • Move to all virtual catalogs and spec sheets
  • Replace printed installation manuals with virtual links
  • Replace all disposable dishes and utensils with re-usable dishware and silverware.
  • Move incoming faxes to digital format
  • Set printer default to double-sided printing
 
Reduce our Carbon Footprint

Previous accomplishments:
  • Move the majority of circuit board manufacturing to the USA
  • Reduced our supply chain:  Buy most of our components from a small group of vendors
2021-2025 Goal: Move all circuit board manufacturing to the USA; Reduce commuter emmissions by 10%

2022 Action Plan:
  • Move PR relay production state-side (our last PCAs not assembled in-house!)
  • Encourage hybrid vehicles and ridesharing
  • Sales and marketing teams will work-from-home up to 50% of the time
2022 Results: Stay Tuned!