Sustainability is a key component of any company’s core values, but it becomes even more vital when the company’s outreach directly impacts its local environment and neighbors. Because of the services we provide, we have developed a strong focus on sustainability and demonstrate this commitment in a variety of ways.
Sustainable Fleet Program
Our Fleet Department is committed to sustainability by constantly evaluating the company’s vehicle needs. Each year, we assess the size of our fleet and “right size” to our needs. Most of our transportation fleet has been transitioned over to compact Hybrid vehicles to reduce our impact in the local and global environment, while all diesel vehicles have been fitted with exhaust emission reduction devices to reduce harmful diesel exhaust emissions and particulate matter.
With our consistent growth, we made the commitment long ago that as our company grows we refuse to let our negative impact grow as well. This is why our innovative Fleet program is such an important part of our core values.
A key component of our sustainability plan is a consistently high standard of water reclamation in all of our water-based activities, including irrigation management and system operations.
With the increasing drought conditions, this function of sustainability has become increasingly important. High quality systems use less water than other systems, allowing clients to remain compliant with local water usage regulations.
Environmentally, we are able to limit runoff of waste into storm drains and local water sources by performing regular maintenance and testing reducing the waste that would otherwise wash to the ocean with regular rainfall.
Transition to Paper-Light Environment
Vivo is committed to supporting sustainability in any way possible and is constantly finding new ways to decrease our impact on the environment. Often, this includes bridging the sustainability gap between the office and the field. Vivo is increasingly adopting the most recent technology to assist with this goal.
Recently, Vivo has shifted to a ‘paper-light’ environment, adding paperless onboarding, internal paperwork and virtual storage. With these new measures in place, we hope to contribute to the sustainability of not only our local environment, but of global resources.