Labcon is committed to on-site energy production in addion to sourcing renewables. Unlike many others Labcon does not purchase or promote the use of renewable energy credits. With continued improvement to Labcon’s design and manufacturing facility in Petaluma, California, the energy content to produce a case of product has been reduced by nearly 60% since 2000. We believe in direct investment in sustainable practices and equipment instead of energy credits and offsets. On-site renewable energy generation and energy efficient manufacturing processes result in immediate and measurable benefits. Every electron is accounted for.
The Earth Friendly® Promise
The Earth Friendly® symbol is proudly displayed on our product packaging and literature, but Earth Friendly® is more than just a slogan, it is a promise to the planet. To keep that promise, Labcon has implimented sustainable goals and practices that address the environmental impact of product packaging, waste, and life cycles. Labcon designs and manufactures reusable, refillable, and recyclable products that use less plastic, incorporates more recycled and recyclable materials, revolutionary bioplastics, and minimal packaging. Labcon’s manufacturing plant uses renewable energy and efficient, waste-free machines to manufacture every product.
Sustainable from the Start
Pursuing Carbon Neutral
An 800 kW roof-top solar system installed in 2011 was expanded with another 70 kW in late 2013 and now produces a full 30% of Labcon’s electricity needs on-site. Total renewable energy including solar, wind, geothermal, biogas and small hydro-electric now makes up 61% of Labcon’s 2019 energy profile (on-site solar plus purchased electricity). Our 2021 goal is to operate with 65% renewable energy. In 2019 we are operating with 61% total renewables (on-site solar plus purchased electricity from renewable sources).
Our On Site Solar Energy is 30% of Our Consumption30%On Site Solar Energy Production
Our Total Renewables from Solar, Hydro, Solar61%Renewable Energy Used
Our 2021 Renewable Energy Goal65%Renewable Energy Goal
Earth Friendly Company
Watch a short video about the steps Labcon has taken to become a sustainable company.
Sustainable is more than recycling.
Sustainability at Labcon
Acting sustainably is far beyond a commitment to recycle. True performance in achieving a more sustainable future is in engaging others and incorporating sustainablity into your complete culture. This is a journey.
Our innovative approach to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle includes elements of eco-efficiency.
We work to increase efficiency and eliminate waste in production while maintaining quality.
Reducing energy use in our processes with our on-site solar while we maximize overall renewable content.
We are working to minimize overall emissions of air, water and other hazardous pollutants.