May 2010


Forty years ago, JELD-WEN windows and doors developed an exclusive process that used wood waste to produce wood fiber mouldings for interior doors. Drawing on its extensive experience as a leader in environmentally friendly practices and products, JELD-WEN continues its efforts to develop and implement green initiatives. Minimizing waste In early 2009, window and door manufacturer JELD-WEN took steps to manage its waste materials more effectively. The company’s Saint-Apollinaire plant set up an Environmental Management Committee to analyze opportunities and reduce manufacturing waste at the source. The company joined the “HERE We Recycle” program created by Recyc-Québec, a Quebec agency that promotes responsible waste management. Membership in the program came with a 60% waste reduction target. In less than a year, the Saint-Apollinaire plant had achieved its 60% objective, even as sales increased, for a total reduction of 70 tonnes of waste. Various measures were implemented to reach this…