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At Centerline, we are united by a common goal: to deliver the highest quality marketing content, created by an extremely talented group of individuals. This commitment to excellence extends not only to our clients, but also to the responsibility to our employees, our community involvement and leadership, and the impact we have on the environment. From our management down, we demonstrate our responsibility to be good corporate citizens whether we’re delivering innovative marketing solutions or participating in a local 5K for charity.
Since we ask the best of our employees, we return their efforts by fostering a culture and work environment dedicated to mutual learning, growth and respect. If we ask a 110%, then we give a 110%. Our inclusive culture provides constant training, growth and career development and a reward package based solely on merit and achievement.
Because our world is digitally driven – from video, web, social media to even the high-powered, energy saving green scanners in the office—our environmental footprint is constantly being reduced. Nonetheless, we recognize that we do have a direct impact on the world we live in and are actively engaged in finding creative solutions for conservation, waste generation/recycling and greenhouse gas emissions.
We have established goals, that over the next 5 years, we believe will greatly benefit our company and environment. Our progress towards these final goals will be updated in February at the beginning of each year.
Since we began our environmental initiative, Centerline continues to experience a phenomenal amount of growth and change. 2013 brought about our second year in our new state of the art, 30,000+ square foot headquarters, new challenges and a 16.5% increase in our employee size. During this past year, we’ve connected with our community in new ways, investing even more time and energy in making our space and city a better place to live, play and work. With a growth of in-house events, on-site shoots and client visits, we were still able to decrease our energy consumption and GHG emissions. We have also continued to expand our recycling abilities and streamline waste generation, striving to keep our environmental footprint relatively low. Below is a straightforward breakdown of our figures for 2013.
2014 finds us firmly established in our new headquarters and continuing to grow! We are actively looking for ways to refine our processes and procedures in order to further reduce our environmental footprint. Our commitment to excellence is unparalleled and we will continue to strive for improvement.
Introduce energy savings initiatives to cut energy consumption by 5% per employee over the next 5 years.
Reduce overall GHG emissions by 5% per employee over the next 5 years.
Reduce waste generated and increase recycling by
5% per employee over the next 5 years.
As of February 2014, Centerline is compliant with all applicable national and local environmental laws and regulations, and has never been assessed a fine or penalty as a result of non-compliance, violation or any other legal requirement regarding our environmental aspects.
Centerliners work hard, but in our down time we love to support the local community that supports us. The American Red Cross Blood Drive and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation signature head-shaving event are a couple of the ways we give back every year. Our appreciation for the great city of Raleigh that we call home is evident in the variety of events & volunteering projects that our staff, individually & collectively, participates in throughout the year.
Behind the scenes, our Corporate & Environmental Responsibility Group (C.E.R.G.), which is comprised of members of the Management Team and the Business Department, is the mastermind of our forward-thinking policies and procedures. This group of leaders ensures the welfare of our employees and that our staff are fully trained, and compliant with our environmental directives.
While we are a digital agency and create the vast majority of our own deliverables in-house, our C.E.R.G. also strongly encourage any applicable suppliers to follow the same social and environmental policies that we have adopted.
Each employee is given the necessary training to maintain the standards set forth in our company policies, procedures and goals. Every Centerliner must be in compliance with the conduct principles and environmental guidelines set forth in our employee handbook, which is reviewed in depth during their individual new hire orientation. Beyond these basic requirements, different positions at Centerline may require additional training, which will be in accordance with the employee’s specific role.
Centerline’s C.E.R.G. meets quarterly to conduct self-assessments and audits which certifies that our management system is functioning properly and that the goals, policies and requirements set forth are being correctly implemented. They also ensure that Centerline is fully compliant with any national and local environmental regulations that are applicable to our business.