POLARIS Laboratories®' Green Policy Statement
Protecting the environment is of fundamental importance to POLARIS Laboratories® as it is to our employees and customers. To support this common goal we:
- Consider the environmental impact of our purchasing decisions.
- Continue to look to reduce the amount of waste generated by the company and its employees.
- Educate and encourage employee involvement in recycling efforts both in the workplace and at home.
- Use energy and water as efficiently as possible.
We achieve these commitments by:
- Establishing and maintaining a green committee to promote and evaluate POLARIS Laboratories®' impact on the environment.
- Continually look for ways to reduce the amount of disposable items purchased.
- Reusing items including packaging and shipping materials, pallets and drinkware.
- Reducing energy usage by unplugging chargers, shutting down computers and turning off monitors that are not in use. In addition, we will utilize programmable thermostats and energy efficient lighting.
- Recycling products that cannot be reused as well as encouraging our employees to do the same both at work and home.
- Measuring and reporting on our progress in the employee newsletter.
Listed below are accomplishments we have made since April 1, 2009:
- Established our “Go Green” efforts as an ongoing charter project
- Set up our “Go Green” committee
- Established company recycling areas
- Established methods for collecting data on amount recycled
- Developed a “Go Green” company policy
- Appointed employee as transportation coordinator
- Implemented variable frequency drives on ICP fans
- Purchased biodegradable or compostable “To Go” containers
- Purchased and used eco-friendly organic cleaning products
- Created article for employee newsletter
- Alerted Knowzone action day
Our Edmonton Lab recycles the following materials:
- Transfer pipettes
- Old mailers
- Used 3 oz sample jars
- Glass and plastic beverage containers
- Used oil
What POLARIS Laboratories® is recycling at work (Indianapolis location):
|Recycled Good||Recycling Location|
|Oils & Coolants||Environmental Company|
|Plastics (1-7)||Break room bins or warehouse area|
|Aluminum Cans||Break room bins or warehouse area|
|Batteries||Bin in warehouse area|
|Light Bulbs||Bin in warehouse area|
|Ink Cartridges||Bin in warehouse area|
|Paper||Bin in warehouse area|
|Newspaper/Magazines/Envelopes/Catalogs/Paper||Various Paper bins or warehouse area|
|Confidential Paper||Shred It Bins|
What You Can Do At Home to Help
Bring your recyclables to the nearest drop-off locations; they are listed below:
- Hazardous Materials — City of Indianapolis Tox Drop
- Cans, bottles, newspapers, magazines, glass and aerosol cans — Recycle Indianapolis Program
- Paper/mail — PaperRetriever.com
- Phone books — Indianapolis Recycled Fiber, 1775 S. West St.
- Plastic shopping bags — Kroger
Tox Drop Locations and Times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-11am
@ Belmont Avenue Collection Facility
2700 S. Belmont Ave.
1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, 9am-2pm
@ IMPD Training Facilities (located near Superior Court 13)
9049 E. 10th St.
2nd & 4th Saturday of each month, 9am-2pm
@ Perry Township Government Center
4925 S. Shelby St.
Recycle Indianapolis Program Drop Locations and Times (as of March 2009):
- Sam's Club, 3015 W. 86th Street
- Sahm Park, 6801 E 91st Street
- Marsh Supermarkets, 11625 Fox Road (Windridge Shopping Center)
- Kroger, 11101 E Pendleton Pike (Pendleton Pike & Sunnyside)
- Wal-Mart, 73rd & Keystone
- Kroger, 9835 Fall Creek Road (79th & Fall Creek)
- Broad Ripple Park, Evanston Street Entrance
- VNS/Regions Bank, 4701 N Keystone Ave
- Southwestway Park, 8400 S Mann Road
- Perry Park, 415 E Stop 11 Road
- Kroger, 4202 S East Street
- Kroger, 6025 S Madison Ave. (Madison & Edgewood)
- Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Drive
- Kroger, 5325 E Thompson Road
- Marsh Supermarket, 3633 Kentucky Ave. (Kentucky & Mann)
- Eastgate Consumer Mall (E. Washington & Shortridge Rd.)
- Marsh, 56th St. & Emerson Way
- Kroger, 10450 E Washington Street
- Indy Island, 8425 E. Raymond Street
- Brookside Park, 3500 Brookside Pkwy. S. Drive
- John Marshall Community High School, 10101 E. 38th Street
- Kroger, 5615 W 38th Street
- Northwestway Park, 62nd & Moller Road
- Kroger, 5026 Crawfordsville Road (Speedway SuperCenter)
- Kroger, 8150 Rockville Road
- Rhodius Park, 1720 W Wilkins
- Double 8 Foods, 555 Fairfield Ave.
- O'Malia's, 320 N. New Jersey
POLARIS Laboratories® is a partner with Central Indiana Clean Air Partnership (CICAP). CICAP was developed in 2007 to give businesses an active role in promoting local air quality. Currently over 80 businesses and organizations have committed themselves at varying levels to the CICAP program.
POLARIS Laboratories® Announces 2013 Public Training Classes
POLARIS Laboratories®, an innovative leader in the fluid analysis industry, has announced its public training class schedule for 2013. Whether attendees are just beginning to establish fluid analysis best practices or they've been in the industry for years, these classes will expand their knowledge of oils and coolants and help them understand the importance of doing fluid analysis and doing it well.
POLARIS Laboratories® Opens New Fluid Testing Lab in Moscow, Russia
The company has now expanded into Russia with the opening of POLARIS Laboratories® Russia, the official representative of POLARIS Laboratories®, located in Moscow.
Cooling Systems Maintenance
May 28, 2013
May 29-30, 2013
July 24-25, 2013
Tradeshows & Conferences
Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Show
June 5-6, 2013
Oil Sands Trade Show
Fort McMurray, AB
September 10-11, 2013