Sustainability at Vertex

At Vertex, we are committed to building a sustainable business with long-term growth opportunities. We are an Environmental Service business, that works tirelessly to support the environmental initiatives of our customers. As an Environmental Service business, we have a natural drive towards sustainability, based on the experts we employ and the solutions we provide. While we are built to provide environmental solutions, our commitment to sustainability and business resilience is deeper and we have developed an environment, social and governance (ESG) system to turn a cultural expectation into a data-driven and fact-based corporate commitment.

Our ESG objectives surround four key pillars of sustainability: protecting the environment; creating a social impact; maximizing health and safety, and driving systematic governance to ensure transparency and accountability throughout our organization. Our ESG vision is to maximize our performance along these four key pillars to enhance internal sustainability and become a primary source of executable ESG supply chain solutions for our customers.

ESG Pillars

  • Environment
    Vertex aims to reduce the intensity of our operation’s environmental impact while continually evolving to support our clients’ supply chain objectives. For our environment pillar, intensity is dened based on environmental impact per dollar of service revenue generated. We commit to being data-driven and radically open-minded, using measurement and benchmarking to set bold improvement initiatives and track progress over time. In our role as environmental advisors, we commit to relentlessly execute and innovate, reducing impacts equally through streamlined processes and technological advancement.
  • Social Impact
    We commit to provide positive social benefits through the growth of our organization and the provision of our services. We consider our diversity a strength and work to ensure that our activities in local communities provide meaningful and sustainable impact. Partnerships, opportunity creation, and equality of training are the cornerstones of this pillar for Vertex, as we invest in our people, diversity, and impact in the local communities where we live and work. For our social impact pillar, intensity is designed on a per-employee basis.
  • Health & Safety
    We aim to be the safest Environmental Service company in North America, understanding and exceeding industry accepted norms. We have established a culture of ownership that holds safety, unquestioned as our top priority.
  • Governance
    We commit to strong ESG governance, completely aligned with our current corporate structure. Strategic decision-making and results are tested, evaluated, and approved by an independent Board of Directors. As a service organization, our governance system will be customer-centered using customer engagement to drive constant evolution and change. Our combination of transparency and the independent nature of the Board will be used to ensure customer-driven change is supporting long-term sustainable and strategic growth.

By The Numbers

7100 Hrs

Clean Energy Consulting

100000 Hrs

of sustainable development support in 2020

81.2%

Recycled

$891K

Invested in Sustainable Innovations

30%

Senior Management Female

46%

Consulting Roles Female

Health and Safety

Vertex has a simple philosophy to safety; ensure everyone goes home at the end of the day in the same condition in which we receive them. With safety as one of our core values, it is integrated with everything that we do within all operations and at all levels at Vertex. This integration allows everyone to play an equal part in the development and continuous improvement of our Health and Safety Management System. Teamwork and superior execution have fostered a culture in which health, safety, and the environment are taken into consideration in all decision-making activities.

Everyone working with, or for Vertex, is responsible for adherence to all policies, standards, and rules while performing their tasks. This approach makes everyone accountable for taking measures to ensure their own safety, the safety of others, and the protection of the environment.

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OUR COMMITMENT:

  1. Vertex is committed to conducting its operations in a manner that protects the safety of our coworkers, the public and ourselves.
  2. Vertex is committed to performing its operations with the knowledge, expertise and resources to ensure the protection of the environment.
  3. Vertex will not compromise safety or the environment for the benefit of cost, schedule or productivity.

SAFETY REGISTRIES

Vertex holds accounts with ISNetworld, ISNetworld RAV’s Plus, Complyworks, CanQual and Avetta (Formerly, PICS Auditing) that allow our clients transparency into our Health and Safety Management System. All of these mechanisms are used and monitored to strive for continuous improvement to ensure that we are moving forward in health and safety.

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