Sustainability

Environmental, Social and Governance

Small businesses struggle to find time, information and the resources necessary to become greener and more socially responsible.

As the ESG landscape shifts beneath us and the costs of our inaction rise, corporate leadership is vital. Establishing funded objectives to reduce environmental impact or enhancing opportunities for workers are significant undertakings. Throughout its history, Troll has emphasized environmental initiatives and workforce development. In 2007, more than 15 years ago, Troll implemented a variety of sustainable changes for its manufacturing facility, its people and the planet.

Lighting for the plant is nearly all-natural. Thirty-five skylights and fifty Solatube reflectors illuminate the manufacturing floor, engineering lab, warehouse and offices. The dividends of sunlight, its heat, color and movement react to the cyclic rhythms of daylight to enhance wellbeing. It’s money well spent to brighten everyone’s day, particularly in such an ECO friendly way.

Highly reflective roof coating and better insulation was added to reduce energy consumption and minimize the chance of creating a heat island. Looking back, we’ve seen even modest green investments significantly lower HVAC costs while contributing to an environmentally friendly footprint.

A reverse osmosis drinking water system has eliminated the need for disposable plastic water bottles. Instead, Troll provided employees with reusable, refillable and an environmentally sustainable alternative.

A hybrid car was purchased for local deliveries and travel.

Our manufacturing processes are RoHS compliant. Known as the “lead-free” directive, Troll voluntarily complies with RoHS.

Thirty-five separate skylights illuminate the first-floor factory

Pest control inside and outside the building is managed only with natural ingredients.

Troll recycles aluminum cans, batteries, ink cartridges, paper and glass throughout its facility.  (more on paper soon)

Employee work schedules are now 9/80, reducing the energy employees spend commuting by more than 10%. Not surprisingly, every Troll will tell you that Friday-Off-Days add more balance to the intersection of work and life.

Certainly, let’s all do more. As a small enterprise we believe that sharing some of the progress we’ve made can inspire customers, suppliers and leaders to look for ways to join in.

Solatube Reflectors
and Reflective Roof Coating Installed 2007

Troll Systems’ manufacturing, warehouse, engineering lab, and second-floor offices all utilize natural light and rarely require artificial illumination. Natural light is provided by thirty-five skylights and fifty Solatube reflectors that are designed to minimize the effects of heat islands on microclimates, humans and wildlife.