The environment has a huge impact on people’s health and well-being. Many studies have shown direct links between the quality of the environment and people’s physical and mental health. For these reasons, Aid Home values and prioritizes environmental sustainability. Our efforts span from building design to employee engagement.
We are committed to reducing our energy consumption and lowering our carbon footprint. Several of our buildings have achieved ENERGY certification. All of our facilities use state-of-the-art building automation technology to minimize the cost and environmental impact of energy used by heating, cooling and lighting. Several of our buildings, including our Ekiti State corporate headquarters in Nigeria, have green roofs to reduce storm water runoff and urban heat island effect.
Used computers, phones and other electronic equipment that aren’t disposed of properly can leach harmful toxins into landfills and groundwater. To conserve natural resources and protect the communities where we live and work, a significant number of electronic devices were recycled or resold.
Employees are engaged during green ‘festivities’ such as Earth Day, Earth Hour, and Global Recycles Day to educate and inform them of how to be sustainable. Our goal is to continuously educate our employees and keep the dialogue going on how to make use of our resources mindfully.
Food Service Sustainable Practices
In our cafes, we uphold sustainable practices which include:
- Sourcing fresh yogurt and milk that is free of artificial growth hormones
- Purchasing poultry produced without the routine use of human antibiotics
- Buying local products to support Nigerian family farms
- Promoting Certified Humane cage-free eggs
- Featuring social and ecological certified coffee
- Serving seafood that comes from sustainable sources
- Offering packaging made from renewable sources
- Implementing waste reduction practices to minimize environmental impact
- Providing a large variety of healthful options and educational tools