To be successful in the global economy, companies need to invest properly, adapt to changes in technology, create a healthy and comfortable work environment for attracting and keeping employees, and operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Tate's commitment to sustainability includes goals and actions for continuous improvement in the areas of the Environment, Customers, Community, and Company.
The steps required to foster a better environment are not taken lightly. Many of the initiatives that we at Tate execute to improve our sustainability actually took shape before the push to “go green” became popularized. We constantly investigate and implement new ways to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing process and business operations through improved energy efficiency, automation, and environmentally friendly solutions.
Tate makes it a priority to continually search for improvements that will reduce its environmental footprint while maintaining the ability to deliver superior products and services to customers. This commitment to providing the best quality access floor solutions that are also more sustainable is equally important to our customers – allowing them to claim less environmental impact related to the acquisition of project materials.
Our customers enjoy additional sustainable and high-performance benefits by using Tate solutions in their buildings. Some of those benefits include:
- Improved energy efficiency
- Healthier indoor environmental quality
- Reduction of material use
- Design possibilities that allow for a more flexible and adaptable built environment
- Reuse of service distribution materials during reconfiguration
Beyond the environment and our customers, Tate embraces its role as part of a larger corporate and social community, and sees it as crucial to any corporate sustainability commitment. Tate is an advocate of high-performance and sustainable construction, and thereby supports both the business and local community through active participation in key organizations, ethical procurement, supply chain management and social responsibility. Its affiliations and charitable contributions to causes that support or raise awareness of environmentally friendly organizations help Tate contribute to a growing list of practical solutions.
As a company, Tate ensures its own sustainability through graduate recruitment and mentoring programs, and by offering employees the appropriate training on environmental and job related subjects. Everyone from key suppliers to installation contractors are fully involved in living, promoting, and guarding the sustainability mission of Tate, its customers, the environment, and the community at large.