“We believe reducing waste is a global responsibility
to protect the environment and all life.”

HSR ZERO WASTE SERVICES

We provide a range of consulting and commercial services and zero waste education and training for facilities to meet their sustainability aspirations and resource management needs. This includes ongoing education about recycling, organics, and specialty waste management programs to tenants and staff of facilities. Some ‌benefits of going zero waste include:

  • Saving money. Unlock revenue streams by diverting recyclables from landfills and save costs through sustainable purchasing, manufacturing, and by making wiser shipping decisions
  • Optimizing operational efficiencies. Set baselines, create benchmarks, and decrease contamination costs by educating tenants and employees
  • Meeting Corporate Sustainability goals. Gain sustainability audit data and earn Zero Waste Canada or other certification to avoid being seen as a greenwashing company. Aligning corporate standards with environmental positioning contributes to reduced employee turnover and higher morale.
  • Visibility as an environmental leader.Communicate your ESG (environmental, social, governance) positioning and reduced carbon footprint, and increase your revenue.

HSR Zero Waste leads by example by establishing zero waste as our own organizational direction. As environmental advocates, we're proud to share the founding principles and policies with the facilities we work with and the communities we serve.


HSR METHOD

HSR Zero Waste offers end-to-end solutions for businesses to achieve their sustainability goals. After a free consultation, HSR Zero Waste will submit a proposal that outlines our method and the client’s potential zero waste journey. Below is our method at a glance:

the journey to zero waste process

WHO HSR ZERO WASTE WORKS WITH

Large commercial properties and high-rises, shopping centres and hotels

Property and Operations Managers may only have partial knowledge of recycling programs or systems in place, and what materials are or aren't acceptable. As a result, they don't reach their diversion rates or waste reduction targets. Not achieving sustainability goals can cause your business to fall behind your competitors, become known for greenwashing, or lose public trust. CSR reports are now used on the stock market, so you could lose potential investor funding, too. People want to work for sustainable companies; a loss of confidence in their employer can cause employee attrition.

Benefits of working with HSR Zero Waste:

  • Diversion rate recycling program and zero waste education for tenants
  • Improved experience for and increase in tenants
  • Expanded environmental activities and community contribution
  • Customized ongoing zero waste training and education to tenants and staff
  • Increased employee awareness and compliance with sustainability targets
  • Reaching waste reduction and diversion rate goals
  • Achievement of environmental certifications to avoid being seen as a greenwashing company
  • Ability to bid on RFPs after zero waste audit or consultant recommendations
  • Employee, investor, customer, and community credibility and confidence

Manufacturing / distribution centres and warehouses

Plant managers, warehouse coordinators, and operations, sales and marketing managers can experience contamination at their facilities, which means they lack adoption of the recycling program. This lack of knowledge and failure to achieve the company's sustainability goals can cause the business to appear incapable of doing basic sustainability activities, let alone be an industry leader. They might feel shame or helplessness because they're not doing the right thing, improving environmental performance, attracting customers, or greening their supply chain. They might be afraid of falling behind their competitors or being unable to attract investors or new staff. Low morale can occur if staff aren't engaged in a sustainability program or recognized for their efforts.

Benefits of working with HSR Zero Waste:

  • Materials management, operational efficiencies and consulting experience
  • Understanding of operational limitations and capabilities
  • Implementation of solutions, in addition to consulting
  • Customized ongoing zero waste training and education to tenants and staff that align with both the organization's values and mission and international zero waste policies and principles
  • Education on the facility's diversion rate recycling program
  • Adoption of the company's sustainability goals
  • Ability to showcase the company's sustainability performance
  • Attracting new or better investors
  • Winning more bids
  • Retaining and attracting new talent
  • Be seen as an industry leader vs. “greenwashing”, through Zero Waste Canada or other certifications
  • Cost savings through waste reduction

General Contractors

Contractors responsible for renovations in malls, high-rises, and new builds can lack knowledge of waste diversion, municipal by-laws, and greening their supply chain. They can struggle with RFPs because they’re not reaching their environmental performance goals, and aren’t aware of how to become a sustainable leader in the construction industry. Customers may go elsewhere if contractors can't improve their environmental performance. They can also face penalties from by-law officers, and get frustrated at haulers because of contamination. More by-laws may be implemented in the future to enforce better sustainability practices.

Benefits of working with HSR Zero Waste:

  • Materials management, operational efficiencies and consulting experience
  • Understanding of operational limitations and capabilities
  • Implementation of solutions, in addition to consulting
  • Partnership with other experts in the industry to get multiple perspectives on each project
  • Customized ongoing zero waste training and education that aligns with both the organization&aposs values and mission and international policies and principles
  • Environmental activities in construction projects
  • Awareness of industry needs and requirements (certifications, sustainability efforts)
  • Implementation of sustainability practices that help you win more RFPs and allow you to charge more for services
  • Gaining sustainability/zero waste education mandated by bylaw officers, clients, and investors
  • Implementation of best industry practices and compliance with future by-laws
what we do: zero waste education and training

Zero Waste Education & Training

Zero Waste Canada offers an array of zero waste educational programs that guide businesses and individuals to become on-site environmental advocates and start careers in the zero waste industry. HSR Zero Waste was contracted under an exclusive agreement by Zero Waste Canada to develop, manage, and promote their zero waste education and training programs.

Zero Waste Services

Waste Audit & Composition Study

Waste Audit & Composition Study

Material discards audit

✓ create Zero Waste baseline data

✓ determine current program effectiveness

✓ identify specific problem items and behaviours

Zero Waste Recognition & Certification Evaluation

Zero Waste Recognition & Certification Evaluation

Review of existing documentation for Zero Waste Certification

✓ breakdown of current standing towards Recognition and/or Certification eligibility

✓ breakdown of actionable items towards Recognition and/or Certification eligibility

TRUE Certification

TRUE Certification

US-based recognition for Zero Waste

✓ brand association with Zero Waste Certification

Zero Waste Canada “On The Road To Zero Waste” Recognition

Zero Waste Canada “On The Road To Zero Waste” Recognition

Recognition for internal practices and achievement of first steps towards Zero Waste Certification

✓ set trajectory towards Zero Waste

✓ brand association with Zero Waste

Zero Waste Canada Zero Waste Certification

Zero Waste Canada Zero Waste Certification

Recognition for Zero Waste

✓ program structure for continuous improvement

✓ brand association with Zero Waste Certification

✓ minimize waste hauling fees & purchasing expenses

Zero Waste Education & Training

Zero Waste Education & Training

Program-specific education tailored to objectives and policies

✓ introduce foundational Zero Waste principles and practices

✓ outline day-to-day implications on-sites

Zero Waste Community Outreach/Engagement

Zero Waste Community Outreach/Engagement

Outreach delivery for Zero Waste

✓ brand association with Zero Waste

✓ meet sustainability/CSR objectives

✓ create/reinforce community presence through education

LEED Certification

LEED Certification

LEED provides a framework for healthy, efficient, carbon and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.

✓ Save money, improve efficiency, lower carbon emissions and create healthier places

✓ Addresses climate change and ESG goals, enhances resilience, and supports more equitable communities

✓ Earns points by adhering to prerequisites and credits that address carbon, energy, water, waste, transportation, materials, health and indoor environmental quality

BOMA Certification

BOMA Certification

BOMA Canada offers five levels of BOMA certification for organizations to progress through the framework of the best practices and assessment to improve environmental performance and management.

✓ Earn BOMA certification for buildings that have met the best practices and have achieved up to 19% on the questionnaire.

✓ Earn Bronze for buildings that have achieved between 20 and 49% on the questionnaire.

✓ Earn Silver for buildings that have achieved between 50 and 79% on the questionnaire.

✓ Earn Gold for buildings that have achieved between 80 and 89% on the questionnaire.

✓ Earn Platinum for buildings that have achieved between 90 and 100% on the questionnaire.

Green Marine Certification

Green Marine Certification

The Green Marine environmental certification program offers a comprehensive framework for maritime companies to benchmark and then reduce their environmental footprint.

✓ Through 14 performance indicators, the comprehensive program addresses prioritized environmental issues related to air, water and soil quality, and community relations

✓ Demonstrate continuous and measurable improvement year after year

✓ Results of every participant are made public in June during Green Marine’s annual GreenTech conference

Resource Management Services

Program Management

Program Management

One service provider managing all facility materials generated

✓ reduce administrations costs

✓ increase adaptability to market conditions

✓ ensure optimum efficiency and control towards meeting objectives

On-Site Resource Management Program

On-Site Resource Management Program

On-site sorting team addressing material contamination downstream

✓ avoid waste hauling fees/penalties

✓ enhance internal facility experience

✓ increase material waste diversion rate

On-Site Environmental Advocate Program

On-Site Environmental Advocate Program

On-site advocate team avoiding material contamination at source

✓ avoid waste hauling fees/penalties

✓ enhance internal understanding and culture

✓ maximize operational efficiency

✓ maximize material waste diversion rate potential

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