As a payroll and HR services provider, paper waste has historically been a major aspect of our environmental footprint. After recognizing the opportunity to reduce waste for both our clients and our own business, we began offering digitized services and launched paper waste reduction initiatives. Requests for electronic services in our Small Business Solutions division have increased from 5 percent in 2014 to 49+ percent in 2018. Additionally, since ADP’s 2017 global “All Shred Campaign,” paper shred has decreased by 14 percent, due to a reduction in print in the U.S. In all locations, ADP recycles paper through the shred program, and we rejuvenated the campaign in 2019 to include all paper based materials with new training on recycling.
ADP continues to require that construction debris from ADP buildings be recycled. Although we did not have any new construction projects in 2018, several buildings were updated. During the decommission process, workstations and unsalvageable items (that could not be donated) were recycled.
Plastic, aluminum and glass recycling
All ADP buildings include designated recycling containers and we encourage all associates to partake in minimizing our waste footprint. In 2018, ADP continued its large-scale recycling efforts, increasing associate participation by 70 percent from 2017. This translated into a 3.2x increase in plastic, aluminum and glass recycling and +500 tons of materials recycled.