Organized Living has been providing high-quality products for the home for more than 100 years. We plan on organizing homes and improving life for another 100. To expand on our legacy, sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. Through leveraging technology and innovation, we help improve climate protection in the building industry.
Our sustainability philosophy stems from our core values: Do the Right Thing; Act with Passion; Build Winning Partnerships; Think Long Term; and Learn, Grow, Change, Excel.
Doing the right thing for our environment starts with building high-quality products; it is one of the greenest things we do. Quality products that last a lifetime reduce replacement by three to five times during the needed lifespan of the product. This dramatically reduces the impact on landfills, energy used in manufacturing replacements, and recycling. By doing the right thing when designing and manufacturing our products, we have significantly reduced the impact on our environment better than the competition.
Our passion means we focus on the big picture as well as the details when it comes to sustainability. We improve the little things that add up to make a big difference. We do more than recycle 100% of every raw material we can. We first look to reduce, then reuse, and then recycle. It's understood that recycling requires a substantial amount of energy compared to reusing the same component, so we take any chance possible to extend the lifecycle of material. We can make a real difference by reducing production days and water consumption, repurposing packaging, and reusing energy.
As a major consumer of raw material goods, we do not see it as enough to just look at our processes. We see it as our duty to go beyond and work with and challenge our suppliers to be greener where they can. The winning partnerships we have built over the years with our suppliers and customers are one of the most significant assets in our efforts to be sustainable. Many go back 30, 40, and more than 50 years. We visit and learn from them and encourage them to learn from us. By asking the right questions, we have been able to make improvements in reducing the chemical and energy pollution of the raw materials we consume.
Thinking long-term comes naturally to us. As a privately held company operating for over a century, we instinctively make longer-term investments in upgrading equipment, running a clean factory, or investing in our packaging production. When making recommendations, our people know they can look for and make suggestions that monetarily take a long time to pay off but are the greener and more efficient choice.
Learn, grow, change, excel, is the guiding path for improvement at Organized Living. We must learn to identify growth areas and enact change to excel. This core value guides our personal development, sales, and sustainability efforts. We continuously strive for sustainability improvement by running specific improvement programs, including but not limited to Distribution Center flow and scrap optimization. By recognizing that we must constantly learn, grow, and change, to excel, we also acknowledge that our sustainability programs of the past are not our programs of today or the programs that we will develop in the future.