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In a world where you can be anything, Brewer Science chooses to be an environmentally responsible technology leader

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The choice to be environmentally responsible began when the company was founded in 1981. The owner of Brewer Science, Dr. Terry Brewer, was focused on creating value for our customers through original technology products in the semiconductor market. As Brewer Science invented new products and technologies and manufactured them, Dr. Brewer continued to instill confidence and ‘followership’ that Brewer Science was the environmentally responsible technology leader that would continue to lead the world by inventing superior technology that would make the world a better place.

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Terry Brewer determined that the company culture would place a high value on accountability. This accountability was part of the balance which included our people, our customers, and our products. The culture of accountability continues, and more than 37 years later, Brewer Science has the ongoing commitment from every Brewer Science employee that accountability is key to the success of the company. Environmental accountability is part of the company’s DNA and is one of the ways that Brewer Science gives back to the community.  

Environmental responsibility and sustainability are issues that are relevant to every business and community. A recent report shows that the United States generates approximately 230 million tons of “trash” per day. This is approximately 4.6 pounds per person per day and unfortunately only one-quarter of this trash is recycled, with the balance going to landfills. Brewer Science recognized that there was “tons” of room for improvement.

Our journey to environmental responsibility lead to our taking a hard look at the way we do business and also included finding a reputable company to come to Brewer Science and conduct an audit. An in-depth audit from GreenCircle LLC confirmed Brewer Science contributes zero waste to landfills. GreenCircle follows guidelines set by the Federal Trade Commission to evaluate the validity of manufacturers’ environmental claims. During Brewer Science’s certification, GreenCircle audited and verified all company waste streams and downstream material management organizations, and inspected the company’s waste containers.

In 2018, Brewer Science earned Zero Waste to Landfill Certification for the third consecutive year. Brewer Science is one of only three companies worldwide, the only company in Missouri, and the only one in the semiconductor industry to earn the certification from third-party firm GreenCircle Certified LLC.

Brewer Science employees are environmental ambassadors and reach out to our customers, suppliers, and service providers to enquire about their environmental practices. Customers were eager to hear how we became zero-waste-to-landfill and wanted to learn more when we shared that environmental responsibility has helped the company save money.

We have shared our story through a case study with Covanta, a company that works with businesses and communities to find sustainable solutions for waste management issues.

Our employees and our products are a direct reflection of the values that Brewer Science embodies. You are welcome to learn more about our commitment to the environment in our Annual Environmental Report.

 

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