Sustainable Business Practices
Forefront Corporation provides a variety of international business services including cultural trainings, language services, sales seminars and business advice. Waste reduction is central to Forefronts purchasing practices. Not only are recycled content copier and brochure paper, envelopes, file folders, garbage bags and bathroom supplies purchased on a regular basis, but printer cartridges are sent back to the company to be refilled and only rechargeable batteries are used. Other waste-reducing strategies employed by Forefront are the use of double-sided printing, email, paperless invoicing and electronic documents. Materials reused include one-sided paper, office supplies, packing materials and mugs. Their commitment to recycling is so strong that recyclables, including white and mixed paper, cardboard and wood debris, are self-hauled to the Washtenaw County Regional Drop-Off Station. The company is also dedicated to saving energy and demonstrates this by installing variable frequency drives wherever possible, employing night setbacks when the office is unoccupied, and by performing routine preventative maintenance on major equipment such a refrigeration units and air handling systems.