(Certified Best Practice by BMPCOE)
Polaroid Corporation - Waltham, MA
Polaroid recognized that environmental-policy development by agencies benefits from full understanding of the nature of business and industry. In response, Polaroid's Environmental Leadership Group is actively involved in external environmental activities in addition to its complex reporting, planning, and maintenance duties on environmental compliance issues. The Group's members donate their time to participate proactively with public groups, boards, and committees which help influence public policy and environmental statutes and regulations.
Polaroid believes these regulatory actions are necessary for the long-term health of our planet. Through its participation, Polaroid offers its environmental and business expertise to these regulatory agencies to assist them in understanding the applicability and interpretations of regulations as they are being developed. Polaroid's commitment is evident throughout the corporation by offering business perspectives at the national, regional, state, and local levels. The opportunity to work closely within the surrounding communities of Polaroid's facilities has helped the company build trust and understanding with the communities, residents, and environmental groups.
Polaroid's proactive environmental leadership with public boards and committees has yielded many benefits between the company and the communities. Among them include more livable regulations and better interpretations of laws and regulations by agencies so industry and communities can obtain common goals.