Creating a corporate relocation program with sustainability and responsibility
Consumers and corporations are making a conscious effort to
choose vendors and service providers that behave in an
environmentally responsible fashion. For many, it’s become a clear
point of differentiation between competitors and the moving
business is no exception. Which is good news for Wheaton World Wide
Moving and its clients.
With 250 agents across the country, Wheaton has a tremendous opportunity to reduce its environmental footprint - and it’s doing so. Every day, Wheaton and its agents participate in recycling and reuse programs in which thousands of pounds of cardboard cartons are either broken down and made into new boxes or other items, or reused for other customers. Other types of packing material and crates are reused as well. In addition, thousands of warehouse light bulbs in Wheaton agencies across the country are being replaced with more efficient Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs). And, appliances – like large water heaters – are being upgraded to efficient EnergyStar-rated appliances.
Through several of its internal publications, Wheaton passes on environmental tips to help agents reduce their own environmental impact wherever possible. In addition, Wheaton has begun a program in which all printed materials (e.g., collateral material and other mass produced/printed documents) are being switched to recycled paper and environmentally friendly inks, such as soy. In as many cases as possible, Wheaton is having those items FSC certified.
Wheaton’s corporate office has entered an Indianapolis-area Chamber of Commerce program that recognizes companies for their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint. In fact, by replacing appliances and light bulbs, expanding its corporate recycling program and reducing waste, Wheaton has earned the “Green Business” designation.
As the sixth largest household goods carrier in the United
States Wheaton has a responsibility to give back to the communities in which it
lives and works. For many years, Wheaton has been a major donor and
sponsor for Orlando, Fla.-based Give Kids The
World, an organization that grants the wishes of children with
life threatening illnesses. In addition, Wheaton is a Founding
Partner of Move for Hunger, a non-profit organization that
puts unwanted non-perishable food from moving customers into the
hands of local food banks around the country. And, Wheaton is the
official mover for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at the IU
Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.
On a daily basis, Wheaton’s 250 agents participate in charitable and philanthropic organizations and events, collectively raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes.