Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Visit
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo, CA hosted the Green Business Council of Southern California October 2016 Quarterly Meeting.
Raytheon EHSS shared its sustainability vision.
Corporate Responsibility Report: http://www.raytheon.com/responsibility/future/index.html.
As an enterprise, we exceeded or met 14 of our 15 sustainability goals in 2015, and used these results as a baseline for aggressive 2020 goals.
Selected 2020 Sustainability Goals include:
Reduce GHG emissions by 12%,
Increase renewable energies by 5%,
Reduce supplier packaging waste by 10%,
Increase solid waste diversion rate to 82%, and
Achieve Zero Waste certification for 20 sites.
Some examples of programs in place for meeting these goals include:
Facility infrastructure upgrades (heating, cooling, LED lights, Smart Building operations)
Commuter Services program (carpool, vanpool, bike- or walk-to-work, EV charging stations)
Reuse (donations, surplus sales) and specialized recycling programs (e-waste, batteries, nitrile gloves, writing instruments).
Raytheon Facilities presented its employee and community engagement initiatives.
Using our internal social media platform, Rspace, to educate and share information with employees.
Sending energy conservation reminders to employees before holiday breaks, long weekends, or when California ISO issues an energy flex alert.
Hosting annual Energy Fair and Earth Day Fair events in October and April, respectively.
Holding an annual Youth Sustainability poster contest at the Boys and Girls Club, in which children age 6 to 14 draw their vision of a sustainable home, school, or world.
Raytheon hosted a site tour.
Viewed on-site energy operations, including Smart Building control center.
Viewed one of Raytheon’s electric vehicle charging stations.
Compass Group (Eurest) presented on its sustainability program.
A web-based tool that allows Compass operations to create customizable strategies to improve energy, water, and waste performance at cafés.
Greenhouse gas emissions of different menu options available at cafés (see infographic below).
Athens Services presented on its sustainable waste management strategies.
A discussion about California’s new commercial organics recycling law, AB1826.
Best practices for meeting a company’s waste diversion goals.
Write goals into bid solicitations with waste hauler/janitorial company/contractors
Assemble a team of waste champions
Educate all employees with goals and regular updates
Work upstream to reduce packaging and switch to consumables that support waste diversion goals.