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Measuring Sustainability & an Organizations Impact on the Environment

02-01-2012 06:02 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: Kardex Remstar

Measuring Sustainability & an Organizations Impact on

Planet – People – Profits: also known as the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) captures an organizations sustainability by measuring the impact of its activities on the world around it. A positive TBL reflects an increase in the company’s value, including shareholder value and its human and environmental capital.
The affect an organization has on the planet can be measured through the environmental impact the organization’s activities have on the air and water quality, its energy usage and the waste it produces. An organizations treatment of its staff and the impact the business has on the community contribute towards the impact on people, or the organizations social impact. Lastly, the jobs created, taxes paid and sales account for the profit of the organization and impact on the economy.
Dynamic storage systems from Kardex Remstar can play a key role in helping organizations add value to their Triple Bottom Line. Designed to have a positive impact on the planet, people and profit the Lektriever Electric Lateral Filing (ELF) system saves up to 70% floor space, improves worker ergonomics and increases productivity by up to 160%.
Offering just over 2,700 linear file inches of filing space, the Lektriever ELF can store the equivalent of approximately 17 four drawer file cabinets, creating a 70% savings of floor space. Reducing the amount of physical space required to store items can decrease the total building construction footprint by up to 15%. These savings allow companies to operate in smaller buildings; saving building maintenance and energy costs as well as reducing new and expansion construction; creating an overall positive impact on the planet.
The Lektriever ELF delivers stored items to the operator at an ergonomic height eliminating reaching, bending and stretching. An easily adjustable work counter can be positioned by each operator to provide 100% access to stored items; meeting ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and Barrier Removal requirements. This design reduces employee stress and injury for a positive impact on people.
Using the goods to person principle, the Lektriever ELF brings all goods to the operator, eliminating time spent walking an searching for stored items. Compared to traditional storage cabinets and shelving; the Lektriever ELF increases productivity up to 160%; leading to increased profits.

Kardex Remstar, LLC, a company of the Kardex Group is a leading provider of automated storage and retrieval systems for manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, offices and institutions. For information on the Lektriever ELF, call 800-639-5805 or visit

Kardex Remstar
41 Eisenhower Drive
Westbrook, ME 04092

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