At The Neat Company, we do our part to make products that help reduce our consumption and accumulation of paper. But that’s not all. We try to live and work with a conscious effort to support sustainable practices that minimize our impact on the environment.
We believe being green is not a marketing campaign or slogan, it’s a value and a way of life. For us, it’s not just about using less paper, it’s about keeping less paper, and storing less paper and passing on less paper. After all, what’s really valuable is the information on the paper, not the paper itself.
The Neat Company and Arbor Day Foundation are partnering to help reforest our nation’s woodlands and to encourage people everywhere to reduce paper consumption.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit, conservation and education organization of more than 1 million members, with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees.
The Neat Company and the Arbor Day Foundation collaborate efforts to promote the reduction of paper consumption. As part of the partnership, trees will be planted in forests of most need throughout the United States, and Canada in locations affected by wildfire, insects, and disease. The new trees planted will help to reestablish these vital areas.
We truly value our partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and their dedication to replenishing our forests while reducing excess use of paper. For more information on the Arbor Day Foundation and its programs can be found at www.arborday.org. or at Twitter: @arborday.
A paper free life would be ideal, but simply using less paper is a goal we can easily achieve. Reducing your paper consumption is ongoing challenge, but Neat gives you the tools to make real changes in the way you manage papers at work and at home.
Our scanners + digital filing systems are designed to help you store and organize all of your paperwork without all the paper. You can scan and organize digital copies of all of your business and personal documents, such as contracts, invoices, receipts, financial statements, medical forms, insurance forms and everything else you need to hold onto.
Neat gives you the ability to find the information you need and produce PDF copies of any documentation. Changing over your existing filing cabinet to a digital system will save you time, energy and frustration over time.
What else can you do? Get bills and financial statements online instead of paper. You can even save PDF copies of your statements in your Neat digital filing system.
You can make a significant impact on your paper usage by sharing documents electronically. Neat gives you the tools to transform papers into digital files, but that’s only the beginning. By learning how to share and manage digital documents, you can collaborate digitally, rather than shuffling more pieces of paper.
No more faxing. Neat gives you the power to scan and email documents rather than sending someone another piece of paper. Scanned documents are easier to read, faster to deliver and less burdensome on the recipient.
Printing is one of the biggest opportunities to reduce your paper consumption. Taking the time to think about each print job before you hit “print” can make a significant difference.
Workspace Of course we believe in using less paper, and we make every attempt to do our work digitally. However, we do have to use paper and cardboard in our work so we are sure to recycle and reuse what we can.
We use 30% less office space than similar companies our size. How? We don’t have offices or cubicles – we all sit in the same room in desk clusters. It can get a little noisy but has a great side benefit – our communication is 100% better and more open than if we had walls and doors.
Transportation 95% of our employees take public transportation, walk or bike to work. We collectively chose to locate the company convenient to public transportation to make this possible. Several of our employees drive hybrid vehicles and we rent cars as needed from Philly Car Share, a non-profit organization dedicated to maximizing the economic, environmental, and social benefits of reduced automobile dependence through community-based car sharing.
Packaging We recently converted our retail packaging to 100% recyclable material that is built from 70% post-consumer content. We developed form fitting packaging with just enough material to protect our product for shipping. This helps us use less natural materials to make the boxes and expend less fuel to ship them.