Environment, Health & Safety

ADI and its employees are committed to protecting the environment and the health & safety of fellow employees, customers, and the public.

Waste Reduction Practices

ADI designs products that make efficient use of raw materials to minimize material use. Additionally, design-for-environment concepts are incorporated to use alternative chemical constituents in our products. We also minimize quantities of incoming packaging materials to reduce waste.

A key component of ADI’s approach to environmental management is pollution prevention. Pollution prevention practices are incorporated into manufacturing operations.

  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: Locations of materials and industrial activities that are potentially exposed to rainwater and snow melt are included in our stormwater prevention plan to promote application and improvement of appropriate pollution prevention and best management practices. We have built enclosures to protect transportation-associated loading and unloading activities, waste roll-off containers, and solid waste/recycling compactors. Our inspection program includes visual monitoring and sampling to promote effectiveness of the plan.
  • Hazardous Materials Contingency Plan: This plan is designed to prevent and minimize hazards to public health, safety, or welfare of the environment by fires, explosions, spills, or any other unplanned release of hazardous wastes, hazardous waste constituents, or hazardous materials to the air, soil, surface water, or groundwater. This plan is incorporated in the emergency preparedness and response requirements in the ADI ISO 14001/OHSAS 18001 environmental, health, and safety management system.
  • Oil Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan: This plan features prevention and control technology to reduce the likelihood of a discharge of oil from a site or facility.

Specific Actions/Projects

ADI has a program to recycle materials and avoid landfills. We educate our employees on reducing solid waste generation both at home and in the workplace. We’ve also introduced comingled recycling collection, conducted an audit of all waste streams to identify additional materials that could be recycled, and increased recycling awareness programs for paper and beverage containers.

tura-annivADI has successfully implemented greener chemistry initiatives and process improvements to significantly reduce use of toxic chemicals. These efforts have resulted in ADI being recognized as an industry leader by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute.

ADI was recognized as a leader at both the 20th and 25th Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction (TUR) Act Anniversary celebration (the only company to be recognized at both celebrations) and has continued to seek and implement opportunities for TUR leadership. 

In 2016, the total amount of waste generated decreased by 0.13%. Our performance against our 2015 goal on waste is driven by expansion and growth activities which were not directly related to production volume, which is our normalizing factor. We expect that these intensity figures would improve upon completion of these expansions and we anticipate meeting our 2020 reduction goals.

2016 Actual Performance Against 2015 Normalized Goals
Parameter Normalized Goals Performance
Total waste disposed 2.5% reduction from 2015 baseline 10.4% increase