Conejo Awards recognize that businesses can have a negative impact on the environment. We are committed, and enjoy, finding ways in which we can reduce the impact of our work both in the office and in our production area. It is our policy to: • Comply and exceed with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and requirements • Recycle all waste material possible • Reduce the amount of waste material produced • Avoid the use of paper wherever possible. For example, sending quotes, invoices, and artwork proofs as PDF files • Avoid the use of postal services, saving on transportation and on paper (envelopes). For example, emailing invoices and paying with Pcards to eliminate the receipt of invoices and issuance of checks. • Recycle equipment that is no longer of use to the company. For example, we give away items such as computers and printers that we no longer use to local non-profit organizations such as My Stuff Bags in Westlake Village. • Reduce our gas heating usage by installing electronic automated thermostats • Keep energy usage low. For example, making use of low energy light bulbs throughout our office and production areas and using schedules to ensure computers and production machinery are shut down after work • Reuse waste paper (from the printer and faxes) where possible, making use of the blank side for notes, order taking, etc • Always make use of recycling schemes by the printer manufacturers (to recycle toner cartridges and drums) • Install bulk ink cartridge systems for all production printers with refillable inks • Purchase products made with recycled paper. For example, laser paper, toilet paper and cloth cleaning towels • Purchase production products with a lower environmental impact. For example, Water dissolvable tapes for sandblasting purposes, and dichroic sand for long life use • Use low impact transport for travel to and from work and travel for business. For example, we have two company vehicles, and they are both hybrids. • Strongly encourage ride sharing to our employees, which they do take advantage of. • Avoid unnecessary travel by making use of instant messaging, video and audio conferencing, telephone and email We aim to regularly review our Environmental Policy and seek to reduce our impact each and every year.
Tammie Helmuth, President and CEO of Conejo Awards, takes first place with her partner, Chuy Rodrigues during the Oxnard Salsa Festival.