Flexible Filing chooses manufacturers that are interested in our environment. Aurora Storage Products manufactures 90% of he equipment we use. Below is their pledge.
Our Environmental Pledge
Aurora is committed to the long-term preservation of our environment. For over a decade, the company has actively pursued a policy of sustainability and environmental sensitivity. Long before the formation of the US Green Building movement, Aurora participated in conservation programs and has a history of protecting the environment in both manufacturing operations and our general facilities.
Achieving Leed Status
Aurora product metal surfaces are covered with a polyester powder coat, Gloss-Tek™, that is heated and fused on the material’s surface. Since the powder is inert and not carried in a volatile solvent, harmful vapors are not released into the atmosphere. This powder coat is 100% non-emissive, contains no formaldehyde, methanol, or other solvents – completely friendly to artifacts, specimens, and documents.
Additionally, any powder that does not adhere to the product upon application is recycled and used again. No volatile organic byproducts are released when baking. No hazardous waste is generated in manufacturing application or clean-up.
Maintenance for our products requires no harmful chemicals — for most cleaning, a damp cloth suffices.
Aurora environmental practices are integrated into all aspects of manufacturing. Over a decade ago, the company was one of the first manufacturers in the storage and filing industry to convert to a non-emissive coating process. There are no ozone-depleting substances used in the manufacture of our products. A closed loop cooling water system recirculates and conserves water resources. Our operation does not contaminate storm water or release contaminants into the ground water. When new products are proposed, the environmental effects of new machinery are first considered to ensure they are in keeping with our commitment to the environment.
All scrap steel is recycled, reducing waste. This also diminishes the requirement for smelting of new materials, further reducing demands on the environment. Our recycling program includes all scrap steel, corrugated, and wood material.
A company-wide recycling program insures that employees are sensitive to environmental concerns, appropriately disposing of scrap paper and recyclables.
*Refer to Green Building Rating System for New Construction and Major Renovation, Version 3.0 document for detailed description. LEED points subject to third party certification review process