THE ST. JOHN INDUSTRIAL GROUP
member companies and their employees are truly devoted to our sustainable future. This is particularly true of the environmental engineers responsible for reporting, managing and developing solutions to environmental challenges. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and water and air pollution control.
Each year, the St. John Parish Industrial Group shares emission data to keep residents informed of their emissions to air, water and land from their facilities and report on the progress they are making. These companies continuously strive to improve and work toward a sustainable future.
Among the definitions of sustainability is “the ability to nourish, grow and encourage.” From an Environmental Science perspective, sustainability is known as “the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance.” (www.dictionary.com)
Pillars of sustainability and a sustainable future include economic development, social development and environmental protection. Each company illustrates its dedication to a sustainable future through its actions, efforts to reduce emissions and commitment to the community. We encourage you to read about each company’s values.
(Significant additional information is available on each company’s individual websites and links about their commitment to sustainability are available on their company page on the St. John Industrial Group site:www.stjohnig.com.)
In order for companies to succeed in the future, they must have a viable product, an experienced, knowledgeable workforce, a vision, complete with a plan for continued achievement, and access to resources and raw materials to make their products. These St. John Industrial Group companies understand and appreciate the required balance of economic, environmental and social considerations. Their employees, managers and leaders devote time, energy and effort to sustainability. Environmental protection works hand-in-hand with economic development and social development, all in an effort to ensure a sustainable future.
There are benefits attained from being dedicated to a sustainable future. Not only is there a future, but also those companies committed to sustainability grow and progress due to innovative ideas and compassionate commitment to their employees, shareholders and the community at large.
BAYOU STEEL GROUP
Bayou Steel’s legacy is based on product quality, customer experience, efficiency and safety. Bayou Steel implements best practices for protecting the earth and are committed to environmental law compliance and continually moving their green mission forward allowing them to continue to be environmental leaders. Each year, more steel is recycled than paper, plastic, aluminum and glass combined. Being recognized as a good corporate citizen is just one of Bayou Steel Group’s environmental objectives and indicate the company’s commitment to a sustainable future.
“Our number one goal is to protect the environment. We exceed the environmental regulations and regularly review our progress towards meeting these goals.”
– WENDY STEHLING, EH&S Manager
DUPONT - PONTCHARTRAIN SITE
Since 1990, DuPont has been at the forefront of the sustainability movement. Twenty-five years later, DuPont continues its leadership journey by announcing a set of 2020 Sustainability Goals that integrate sustainability in our innovation process, further improve our operational footprint, and continue our efforts to enhance global food security. As we look toward the future, science and innovation will be essential to making our planet’s resources secure.
Our core values are the cornerstone of who we are, what we stand for and what we do. Even as our company grows and the Earth’s population surges, we have never changed the commitment we share to our core values: Safety and Health; Environmental Stewardship, Respect for People; and Highest Ethical Behavior.
“We are continuing on our sustainability journey at DuPont by challenging all new products in our innovation pipeline to contribute to a safer, healthier, more sustainable planet by 2020,” said Vice President, DuPont Safety, Health and Environment and Chief Sustainability Officer Linda J. Fisher. “Innovation and sustainability remain two of DuPont’s greatest strengths and represent significant growth opportunities for DuPont, while creating value for our customers, the marketplace and society.”
– LINDA J. FISHER, Vice President, Dupont Safety,
Health and Environment and Chief Sustainability Officer