Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

1.0 Purpose

MJR Capital Services Inc. is committed to complying with all laws and regulations applicable to the operations and activities of MJR.

Consistent with this commitment, MJR believes in managing and conducting its operations in a manner which is in the long-term best interests of MJR, the communities in which it is involved and its ownership and employees.

2.0 Policy

  1. MJR, through its operations, will develop, maintain and implement policies, procedures and management systems to monitor its operations with a view to protecting the environment.
  2. MJR, through its operations, will strive to incorporate in its environmental practices the best available technology which is economically achievable.
  3. MJR, through its operations, will consider and, when appropriate, promote energy efficiency to reduce the consumption of non-renewable natural resources and will promote source reduction initiatives as a means of reducing waste.
  4. To ensure continuous improvement in environmental performance, MJR, through its operations, shall review periodically its environmental operating practices and procedures and establish, maintain and monitor environmental objectives and targets to measure performance.
  5. MJR will request its employees to support this Environmental Policy as it relates to how they conduct business.
  6. MJR will promote awareness amongst it stakeholders, including employees, to increase their understanding of environmental matters as they relate to MJR and will involve them in appropriate environmental protection initiatives from time to time.

All employees are expected to respect MJR’s Environmental Policies and procedures.

The following policies are included in MJR’s Environmental Policy and described in further detail below:

  • Energy Conservation Policy
  • MJR’s Waste Reduction & Recycle Policy

Energy Conservation Policy

1.0 Purpose

This policy covers energy conservation measures used by MJR Capital Services in order to reduce our production of greenhouse gases and to reduce unnecessary power consumption.

2.0 Policy

The following power management settings that come with Dell computers have been enabled:

  • After 30 minutes of inactivity the computer will be put on Standby mode.
    • Standby reduces the power consumption of your computer by cutting power to hardware components you are not using. Standby can cut power to peripheral devices, your monitor, even your hard drive, but maintains power to your computer's memory so you don't lose your work.
    • By pressing a key on the keyboard or jiggling the mouse, the computer will bring the computer out of Standby mode.
  • After 60 minutes of inactivity the computer will be put in Hibernation mode.
    • Hibernate saves an image of your desktop with all open files and documents, and then it powers down your computer. When you turn on power, your files and documents are open on your desktop exactly as you left them.
    • To bring your computer out of Hibernate, you must touch the on/off switch lightly.
  • All company computer users are encouraged to turn their computers off when they leave for extended periods.
  • All company computer users must power off their computers at the end of each work day.

The following temperature control settings have been enabled:

In buildings areas with centrally controlled heat and air conditioning the following set points will be used:

  • During the hours of 8 am to 9 pm, occupied offices:
    • Will be heated to a target temperature of 68°F during the winter;
    • Will be allowed to rise to 78°F in centrally air conditioned spaces during the summer;
    • Temperatures may vary by up to 4°F.
  • Thermostats in individually controlled spaces should be set at 68°F during the winter and 78°F during the summer.
  • During unoccupied hours (nights, weekends, holidays):
    • The temperature will be set at a level that will allow the office to efficiently and economically conserve energy.
    • Individuals controlling their own thermostats should set them at 55°F in the winter during nights, weekends, vacations and other times when the space will be unoccupied.
    • Air-conditioners should be turned up or off during unoccupied times in the summer. 

The following lighting and power controls have been put in place:

  • Work with all department heads to make certain that lights are turned off in any space -office, conference room, workroom, etc. when the space is not being used. In particular, ensure that all office and work area lights are turned off at night, weekends, and holidays.
  • Work with all department heads to make certain that this practice, of turning off lights, is monitored and that staff is directed to turn off lights at the end of the work day. 
  • Where possible, IT team will program all office equipment to go to standby mode when not in use for more than 5 minutes. 
  • Work with all department heads to make certain that this practice, of shutting down frequently used office equipment, is monitored at that equipment is turned off on the weekends and holidays.
  • Work with all department heads to make certain that seldom used equipment items such as paper shredders, pencil sharpeners, electric staplers, punch machines, are not plugged in except when ready to use.
  • Work with all department heads to use switch controlled power strips for seldom used equipment, left in the off position until ready to use, as an alternative to leaving seldom used equipment unplugged.
  • Work with all department heads to discontinue operations of all interior decorative building lighting and discontinue use of any exterior lighting of buildings not needed for identification, safety or security purposes. 
  • Work with all department heads to encourage the utilization of natural light if work areas are located on the perimeter of a building with windows.

MJR’s Waste Reduction & Recycle Policy

1.0 Purpose

The waste reduction and recycle policy is utilized to encourage the conscious use of only necessary products, a reduction of waste and proper disposal of recyclable products.

2.0 Policy

  1. Access to copying equipment (printer/scanner/fax/copier) is restricted to support staff only with a defined need.
  2. All copying equipment is equipped with passcodes for authorized users only. 
  3. Passcodes may not be shared with unauthorized users and are changed every 90 days. 
  4. MJR utilizes Wasteco and Total Shred to recycle any paper within the office.
  5. MJR separates Card board, plastic and metal for disposal.  Wasteco subsequently manages these goods accordingly.
  6. Internally, staff utilizes recycle bins for metal and plastics which are placed in the appropriate external bins for removal and sorting by Wasteco.  Laval office returns aluminum cans and the refund fee is utilized by the social committee for various staff functions.
  7. Staff are encouraged to bring old cell phones and batteries to the office to deposit in the cell phone and battery box.  MJR is a participant in the Call2Recycle program and batteries and cell phones are sent to Call2Recycle.
  8. We have a paperless environment among frontline staff. 
  9. We have added a double sided printing modules to our printers to save on paper.
  10. All toner cartridges are recycled. 
  11. Computers are low level formatted and then donated to businesses accepting donations of office equipment. 
  12. MJR to seek waste reduction certification within Ontario and Québec.
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