Green Certified Web

This site is Green Certified by  The organization who owns this web site has integrated Sustainable processes into their business and is committed to doing even more to preserve Natural Resources in their day to day business practice. They paid to be trained in being green in business, for the opportunity to do a business self evaluation and to share the results of that evaluation with you, the visitor to their web site. The list of sustainable processes listed below is based on a "self evaluation."


  Certified Web Site:
  Company:   WesTex Document Inc.
  City, State:   Lubbock, TX
  Certification Valid From:   4/11/2012
  Certification Valid To:   4/11/2013
Below are some of the Eco-Friendly practices this business claims are currently part of their sustainability efforts. No business exists that isn't constantly growing and working to be better. Check back to see new ways they have found to be green. As this business becomes more sustainable, these changes will be posted here...

Sustainability Efforts - How this Business is Green:

1.   Please tell us about what your company or organization does
  We offer record management service levels designed to meet virtually every client's requirement. Whether it is imaging, storing, purging of records or routine daily, weekly, or monthly destruction service. Our company is prepared to offer you the most cost effective, efficient services for your confidential documents available. We offer free use of our secure collection containers for temporary storage at your facility pending destruction. SPECIALTY SERVICES Micro Media destruction and conversion of microfilm/fiche to digital and digital to microfilm. Optical disk destruction Medical/dental x-rays, mri, cscans etc. Counterfeit or defective/bad production products Sensitive uniforms you don't want falling into the wrong hands License plates Computer hard drives, cell phones, pdas, circuit boards and other memory storage devices
2.   Tell us something about your company and your efforts to go green and be sustainable:
  WesTex Document, Inc. opened it's doors in 1997 and is a office records management company. Our home base is at the Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas. We operate throughout the Llano Estacado of West Texas, the Panhandle and eastern New Mexico. From Abilene, to El Paso, to Pampa, Dalhart, Clovis, Roswell and Hobbs. We are a Clean Texas Partner of the Texas Natural Resource and Conservation Commission (TNRCC). Over 250 tons of paper is shipped monthly by us directly to paper mills, not to recyclers, as part of the chain of trust process for pulping and making into new paper. As noted before, we shred over 3,000 tons of paper per year. All of our paper is kept within the United States to be recycled and made into new paper. We also recycle all of the cardboard, cardboad boxes and all other corrugated materials which arrive at our facility. On an annual basis we have consistantly recycled over 120 tons of these materials each year. Each year we destroy thousands of hard drives and send the shredded contents to a precious metals extractor to recover the gold and platinum and other metals of value.
3.   Is there anything special or unique about how you run your company that is sustainable or helps the environment?
  Our company ships approximately 200 tons of paper to mills to be pulped and made back into new paper. Making just a ton of paper from recycled stock saves up to 17 trees, uses 50 percent less water, and has further savings in electricity and other resources as well. Turning out that light in the bathroom and unscrewing a few fluorescent lamp bulbs cant hurt. Our business operates out of a closed military commissary building. When the government remodeled it, three years before closing it, they put flashing over a lot of the exterior windows along the roof line. It made for a very dark warehouse requiring lights to be turned on. We removed the flashing, cleaned the windows and now never need to turn a light on during the day for the most part. We simply screened the windows to prevent birds from flying into them; breaking the windows and their necks. If you utilize software for billing customers, why not work on sending the bill by email rather than printing them out, stuffing envelopes, and paying the postal service to deliver them? Look at the paper (trees) youll save money as well as ever-increasing postage! See our article in PRISM Infocus ( )
4.   Is there anything special or unique about your web site or internet presence that is sustainable or helps the environment?
  Everything in relation to our website promotes "Green". We simply take materials on the market and shred it then recycle it. Everything from plastics, to metals, to paper, to rubber, to the unforeseen is reusable and we make the most of our foot print in New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. None of our products or office waste goes to the land fills.
5.   Our recycling program consists of:
  We provide recycling bins in our office
6.   We purchase recycled products:
  Paper of 100% post-consumer recycled stock
7.   When it comes to employee transportation:
  We provide information about public transportation at the office
8.   In the break room we...
  provide biodegradable cutlery, plates and cups
9.   We regulate the temperature in our business by:
  Using a programmable thermostat
10.   Our lighting in our business is...
  100% Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) and LED lighting
11.   Stand by electronics like printers, chargers and computer speakers are...
  on an auto timer that turns them off at night
12.   With regard to an energy audit...
  We have had an energy audit and implemented the suggestions
13.   When buying electronic products for our office, we...
  Seek out the most energy efficient models
14.   Whenever possible, we buy locally
15.   All of our computers and monitors turn off after 10 minutes of non use.
16.   We turn off all computers and monitors at night which saves 4 gallons of oil per year per computer.
17.   Our computers go into standby mode after 1 hour of nonuse.
18.   We encourage our staff to avoid printing emails
19.   We prefer to telecommute and avoid flying
20.   We do most customer business (registration, invoicing, contracts, etc.) over the phone, web site or through email.
21.   We avoid using .doc and other large file formats and convert all web based documents to .PDF file format.
22.   Our web site is designed to be fast loading by limiting the size of graphics and image files.
23.   We do not use Flash on our site or our Flash uses Vector graphics, text and limited size of bitmap image files.
24.   Our site is simple with minimal graphics.
25.   Our web site hosting company is green and eco-friendly:  We host it ourselves
26.   The datacenter our web site is hosted in is green and eco-friendly:  We host it ourselves
27.   We use compostable products rather than plastic in our business.
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