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Protecting future generations with multi-tiered green initiatives

Throughout our decades of service, Van Kam has remained vigilant about protecting the environment. As we implement our green initiatives, we are constantly reviewing their impact and seeking opportunities to further limit our carbon footprint while serving our customers’ needs.

Van Kam’s sustainable transportation solutions

All new Van Kam tractors are equipped with clean emissions technology known as ATD (After Treatment Device)
All city units are programmed to shut down after 3 minutes of idling
Single-axle tractors are used whenever the load size permits to minimize fuel consumption
Vehicles are frequently replaced or maintained to ensure all equipment operates at optimal fuel-efficiency
All equipment includes on-board monitoring and speed gauge systems. Senior management is constantly tracking idle times, brake patterns and speeds to ensure drivers implement best practices that minimize carbon emissions and fuel consumption while on-route

Green practices at our locations

We follow safe disposal measures for items like empty oil cans, used filters, scrap tires, scrap metal, batteries and more by participating with:
  • Newalta (industrial waste management)
  • Tire Stewardship BC
  • Phil’s Battery Service
Our facilities are built and equipped with sustainable features including structural insulated panels (SIPS), cross-laminated timber (CLT), sensor lighting and Power Smart Fixtures
EDI technology, electronic logs and handheld devices help minimize paper usage
We rely on Energy Star computer models and multi-function printers/copiers/fax machines to reduce energy consumption
All equipment is cleaned with eco-friendly products
Staff are regularly trained to do their part by recycling, turning off lights, reducing waste and limiting idle times or driving at excessive speeds, etc.

Click here for a complete list of Green Initiatives