Connect with sustainability

Thomas & Betts Canada launched a Sustainable Development program in 2010 that focuses on 4 key areas – eco-friendly and innovative product design, reduction of our ecological footprint, sustainable purchasing and logistics, and social commitment.

Here is an overview of some of our activities:

Eco-friendly and innovative design

Premiertm Series emergency lighting units are manufactured and assembled in Canada using a lead-free soldering process for printed circuits and are 100% RoHS compliant. High-performance LED lamps consume less energy and ensure superior, long-lasting illumination.

Sustainable development plays a role in every decision we make.

Reducing our ecological footprint

Across Canada, Thomas & Betts plants and offices have initiated projects to reduce consumption and waste, and to re-use and recycle materials.

Here are a few examples:

  • Bottled water eliminated in all facilities
  • Installation of water cooling units
  • Installation of high efficiency heaters
  • Construction of solar wall
  • Reduction in use of plastic wrap for packaging
  • 20,000 shipping pallets recycled per year
  • Reduction in fittings packaging

Sustainable purchasing and logistics

To reduce the impact of road transportation associated with our operations, we give priority to local procurement and work with our transport carriers to optimize routes between our sites. We share information on best practices with our suppliers to maximize sustainability within our supply chain. A fuel-efficient fleet and environmentally-friendly office and plant supplies are examples of other areas where we focus our efforts.

Social commitment

Our first social commitment is to our employees. Health and safety programs, employee training and equal opportunity hiring practices are examples of this commitment. We also help people in need through donations and sponsorship of more than 150 non-profit organizations across Canada.

Ensuring the ability of future generations to continue to meet their needs is an issue that affects each and every one of us. At Thomas & Betts Canada, our experience to date has shown that by making sustainable development an integral part of our corporate culture, we have been able to improve our performance. We are committed to building on this progress in the years to come.

Reduce, re-use, recycle, recover – doing more with less makes good business sense.