While the world's largest companies have focused their sustainability practices on the global level, Florida's ""Nationwide Title Clearing"":http://www.nwtc.com/ (NTC) is working to make a difference on a smaller scale.[IMAGE]
NTC's environmentally friendly efforts start with its everyday business procedures, which are all geared toward preserving the Palm Harbor community where the company is headquartered. According to a release, NTC strives to work with suppliers and customers to reduce their environmental impact by providing paperless documents whenever possible--a step exemplified by its electronic recording initiatives.
In addition, NTC has pushed to develop strategic partnerships to increase the use of digital data sharing and has established a Web portal for all nationwide abstractors to submit fulfillment orders in a paperless environment.
Outside of the digital space, the firm has implemented a companywide recycling program and put into place paperless payroll processes. In addition, NTC has a solar energy program created to reduce consumption.
The company also encourages its employees to suggest their own measures to improve company sustainability and benefit the surrounding community.
""Different viewpoints often create better solutions because we hear points that we may not have considered otherwise,"" said CEO John Hillman. ""We consistently look inward for solutions to sustainability--our employees are the key to helping [NTC] remain current.""
For businesses considering incorporating their own sustainability programs, Hillman said employee education is the key.
""Share company goals with employees, as well as the facts about what the program actually does--employees want to hear about how much is being recycled or how the community is being impacted,"" he said. ""That is what induces the willingness to take action and participate.""