Economic

Purchasing

We have implemented an environmentally responsible delivery approach to help ensure minimal carbon emissions and pollution in our community. Purchases from multiple divisions are consolidated and we have developed a best practice of an order size standard for all locations.  This reduces the frequency of small, inefficient orders, thereby decreasing delivery trips and paper waste from boxes and other packaging materials.  All orders are completed online, eliminating the need for paper catalogs.

We have implemented an ink and toner recycling program, to be picked up at the same time as the office supply deliveries, reducing the environmental costs of carbon emissions.

Office supplies and other needed facilities products can make up a large amount of a company’s waste.  We look first to products that are of a recycled material, responsibly sourced, fully recyclable, and/or certified as EPA compliant.  We have fully restricted the purchase of Styrofoam and other harmful products across all offices and continually access needs and the availability of smart alternatives.

Our paper products are from FSC certified sources, including our approved paper brand, which is made of 100% post-consumer waste.  We have also recently expanded our sustainable purchasing initiatives to include janitorial, facilities, and break room products.

In addition, all promotional items are sourced through a WBENC certified vendor.  Sustainable options are always included when new products are requested.

Our sustainable vendors include:

Providers of soap and paper towel dispensers.

Most office furniture has been standardized to the HON brand, in which 75% of products are level certified and contribute to LEED credits.

All recycling is through Modern Corporation, a locally owned and operated business, committed to the environment by utilizing innovative green power and building partnerships with local businesses.

All office supply products are sourced from Staples, a national vendor that has been vetted for quality and sustainability.  We have analyzed our product usage to develop a core product list that includes cost effective, sustainable products wherever applicable.

Providers of paper towels and toilet paper.

Supplier Diversity

Aleron maintains relationships with over 150 diversity-certified staffing suppliers in support of our customer’s requirements.  Diversity staffing suppliers are identified through State and Federal databases, WBENC’s and NMSDC’s supplier portals, and our customers’ current supply bases.

Aleron often recruits local and national suppliers—including women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises—to supplement and enhance our service effort for many customers throughout the U.S.  Accordingly, we maintain diversity supplier relationships to support our MSPs.   We are also able to align firms selected by our customers, provided they can meet service delivery requirements and contract terms.

Supplier Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct defines the basic requirements placed on Aleron’s suppliers of goods and services and concerning their responsibilities towards their stakeholders and the environment.  Our Code is viewable here.

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