De La Corp. is a small Veteran Founded Minority Owned company. From the date that De La Corporation was established in 1985 we made a commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. All employees handle all facets of the business including
Management Systems for Supply Chain Responsibility as well as Environmental
Management Systems. De La Corp. is an open market supplier for
IBM, only providing tested parts that have been manufactured and tested
by other companies for repair of IBM equipment by IBM service personnel. We
do not manufacture any products. We deal with a small group of highly
reputable and honest vendors who have been supplying us our IBM product
for years. We expect our vendors to maintain the guidelines we are
expected to follow, we cascade these requirements by sending all vendors
the attached questionnaire to be signed, returned and kept on file. It
is our goal to see positive results from our continued efforts.
As an IBM Supplier we strictly adhere to the IBM Supplier Code of Conduct Rules and keep up to date on these through their website . Also followed is the EICC Code of Conduct and we keep up to date with any updates through . their website These laws are reviewed and checked for updates once every quarter to maintain we are always in compliance.
Other than water, our facility uses only electricity for lighting,
HVAC and office related equipment. The electricity we use is purchased
from our local utility company. We do not burn any fossil fuels
and have no company leased vehicles so we have no control over Greenhouse
1 or Greenhouse 2 emissions.
Being very energy conscious we monitor our monthly electric
bills for KWH used. Since Jan 2013 we have used 6,862 KWH with
an average monthly use of 980 KWH. Our current goal for energy
conservation for the next year is 1 percent. We have implemented/done
the following in order to achieve this goal.
-sold our electric forklift and no longer use 220 volt power
to charge and maintain battery.
-raised thermostat to 78 degrees during the summer.
-use ambient outside light that streams through our warehouse
windows to work instead of turning on the warehouse lights.
-all employees required to shut down computers after work hours
and during the weekends and holidays.
-removed office aquarium that required 24/7 electric power.
-unplugged and removed warehouse refrigerator.
-turn off all lights in empty offices/rooms
-replaced all standard light bulbs with CFL Bulbs.
For such a small company with so few employees we feel confident
we will hit our energy conservation goals in 2014. Results will be
based on previous usage averages.
The amount of waste we create is very low. We monitor
the amount of waste we create by weighing any equipment sent to be
recycled as well as weighing any office trash cans before taken to
the trash bin for pick up. We monitor monthly trash bills from our
local provider to assure we are in compliance with all trash related
restrictions. We strive to create as little waste as
possible. Our goal for the 2014 calender year is to recycle
500 plus lbs. of raw scrap material from tore down machines and 1000
lbs. of paper, plastic and glass related recyclables. By enacting
below measures our goal is to reduce our amount of waste created
by 1 to 5 % by end of 2015. Below are some of our methods and
goals for eliminating waste and creating positive results.
-use recycled packaging material when appropriate.
-each employee has their own drinking water cup and is not
allowed to bring in any water bottles, water is provided by the company.
-have gone paperless on all of our company bills each month,
with no cumbersome paper statements sent as in the past.
-trash is disposed in separate trash cans; one is for recyclables
and the other for refuse.
-invoicing done via e-mail as opposed to sending paper.
-to go paperless by 2015.
The waste we do generate is handled in the following manner. We
have two large trash bins outside our warehouse door, one is RECYCLABES
ONLY and the other is for REFUSE. There is strictly no electronics
equipment or components allowed in these trash bins, failure to comply
will result in a monetary fine. We only allow employees who have
been trained to know what is proper and what is improper to throw
out handle waste disposal. These bins are picked up 7 days
a week by our local service provider CR&R Trash and Disposal.
E-Waste is handled and disposed of in the following manner. First
off any electronic equipment handled by DELA CORP personnel is done
on anti-static mats wearing grounding straps to ensure safety from
electric discharge. Any material deemed e-waste or any material
unable to be disposed of in trash bins are picked up by One World Recycling
(License #CW111277) bi-monthly and are tore down and recycled properly.
De La Corp. adheres to OSHA Standards and regulations https://www.osha.gov/ and
is responsible for training any new employees. This would consist
of the following.
- trained to specifically handle, identify, label, pack
and ship parts destined for IBM and up to IBM standards outlined in
EMEA requirements and IBM Codes of Conduct.
-taught and expected to be knowledgeable and up to date on
ROHS Compliance issues as well as being taught and expected to
safely work with electronic equipment.
-trained to be familiar with the EICC Code of Conduct dealing
with hazardous materials.
-trained to properly dispose of waste
-trained to be energy conscious, environmentally aware and
In order to maintain a healthy work environment once every
month the President and Vice President of De La Corporation have
self-assessment meetings, the other giving feedback on one’s
own self-assessment followed by discussing all business related activities
including but not limited to energy conservation matters, management
issues and audits, waste disposal management, keeping current and
up to date on State of California Business and Regulatory Laws applying
to business owners, OSHA regulations, checking for EICC and IBM Supply
Chain web updates.
De La Corporation will continue to strive at being completely
environmentally and socially conscious. We understand the Global
Importance of these matters on any scale.
2014 Environmental Goals Progress:
Thru March 2014 De La Corp has used 2808 KWh in electricity,
with an average monthly use of 936 KWh.
Our average usage per month in 2013 was 980 KWh.
In 2014 we have lowered our KWh usage by 4.5 percent which
is well above our goal of 1 percent.
Thru March 2014 we have recycled a little over 175 lbs. of
paper products. That puts us on a pace to recycle 700 lbs. of paper
products which would be well above our goal of 500 lbs. in 2014.
Thru March 2014 we have recycled 350 lbs. of scrap material.
That puts us on pace to recycle 1,400 lbs. of scrap material by end
of 2014 which is well above our goal of 1,000 lbs.
At the end of the calendar year of 2014 we will post our yearly