The Turtle Fur Corporate Social Responsibility Statement
At Turtle Fur we feel social responsibility is not a statement but an evolving collaborative action that starts at home and expands throughout the world to those involved in all aspects of our business, from our codes of conduct, to our standard of manufacturing practices, to monitoring, supporting and encouraging the betterment of people and our planet.
Turtle Fur is a member of the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership program. We are committed to implementing business practices that comply with all state and federal environmental regulations. Our company commitment is to protect and lessen our impact on the environment both locally and globally by conserving energy and other natural resources, reducing waste generation, recycling and purchasing recycled products, and reducing our use of toxic products. The Turtle Fur team will make every effort possible to continually improve or exceed environmental regulatory requirements.
Turtle Fur has a committee made up of individuals from all areas of the organization called The Green Team. Their mission is to police the environmental practices of the organization, its products, packaging practices, and continually recommend changes for the improvement of society and the environment. In the past few years, some of the many changes instituted were all the light fixture ballasts and light bulbs in our building were changed to new energy efficient models. Motion sensor switches were installed to control lighting and programmable thermostats were installed, reducing wasted energy use. Low flow commodes were installed thoughtout the building, sun tunnels were installed within interior spaces, new energy efficient heaters were installed in the warehouse, and all old computer equipment was recycled. We also reduced product packaging by almost 65% and replaced existing packaging with a higher content of post consumer material. Turtle Fur also participates in Vermont's Green-Up Day.