Some of the company-wide initiatives include:
â_¢ Paper products and food packaging items range from 5% to 80% post-consumer fiber;
â_¢ 100% recycled fiber carry out bags from post-industrial content will roll out to all restaurants in 2009;
â_¢ Used cooking oil at all restaurants is recycled for alternative fuel and other uses
â_¢ More than 4,000 tons of cardboard were recycled at Hardee's and Carl's Jr. units last year
â_¢ Restaurant and corporate office recycling programs include paper, plastic and metal recycling
â_¢ Ongoing electronic waste recycling programs
â_¢ Food scrap recycling programs in limited restaurants
ENERGY EFFICIENCY & CONSERVATION
â_¢ GPS and route-efficiency software currently used on truck fleet to ensure the most fuel efficient delivery of products to restaurants.
â_¢ ENERGY STAR equipment is used in all company-owned restaurants;
â_¢ Energy efficient lighting upgrades at corporate offices and throughout the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's systems.
â_¢ CFL lighting replacement at all company restaurants;
â_¢ HVAC thermostats and occupancy sensors are being installed for ongoing energy savings;
â_¢ Preventative maintenance programs at all company restaurants and corporate offices to maintain equipment at peak efficiency; reduces utility costs, extends equipment lifespan; minimizes downtime
â_¢ High solar reflective roofing materials have been installed at corporate offices and new restaurants to reduce cooling needs;
â_¢ Solar window film installed at some corporate offices to decrease the demand for cooling.
â_¢ LED exterior and interior signage at company-owned units use less electricity
â_¢ Electronic Document Delivery
- Paperless delivery of documents for annual shareholder information, Board of Directors meetings;
- Web-based, paperless operations and training manuals;
- electronic document delivery for all internal communications and contracting
- electronic delivery of paystubs to corporate employees;