We believe that integrating Corporate Responsibility (“CR”) policies and strategies into our business contributes to our long-term financial performance. We recognize both the opportunity and the responsibility we have to leave a positive imprint on the environment and society, and we are committed to taking a leadership role in addressing environmental and social issues related to our industry.
Triton supports Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres), a global organization that provides lifesaving medical care to those most in need, including populations in distress, victims of natural or man-made disasters, and victims of armed conflict.
Our employees are actively involved in their local communities. In support of their efforts, we have donated money and equipment to the following organizations:
- Port Chester Schools, a school district near the Purchase, NY office that is seeking to upgrade its AV equipment (www.portchesterschools.org)
- Afya Himo e.V., an organization co-founded by one of our employees that supports a healthcare center in Himo, Tanzania (https://www.afya-himo.com/)
- Bluegrass Greensource, a program that assists the central Kentucky community in improving and maintaining environmental awareness (http://bggreensource.org/)
- Life House Recovery Homes, a program for people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse in the San Francisco area (http://www.lifehouserecovery.org/)
- Back-to-School Clothes for Kids, a program founded by one of our employees over 30 years ago that sends 1,000+ children back to school each year “dressed for success.” (http://www.backtoschoolclothes.org/)
As one of the largest buyers of shipping containers, we continue to support efforts to reduce the environmental impacts from container production. As part of this effort, we have worked closely with the container manufacturers to reduce the hardwood content in container floors. Our objective is to create a new industry standard floor that is more environmentally friendly while maintaining its long term durability. Specifically, we have shifted a significant portion of our container floors to farmed wood species such as larch, birch and bamboo, and we are working with container manufacturers to implement a floor design that would eliminate approximately 30% of the wood content (by replacing it with steel). We are also exploring other options, such as oriented strand board (OSB) flooring and recycled materials.
In addition, during 2016 and 2017, we worked closely with the container manufacturers to facilitate a successful transition of container paint systems to water-based applications from solvent-based applications. This change significantly reduced the discharge of hazardous chemicals into the air surrounding container factories.