Environmental Policy

Classic Optical is focused on being an "eco-friendly" optical lab with every associate embracing this mission and contributing to our goal.

Environmental Policy Classic Optical has a well-established "Green Team" that assesses opportunities within our optical manufacturing facilities for potential environmental impacts and how best to mitigate. This initiative examines air and water quality considerations, as well as promotes day-to-day reduce, reuse and recycle awareness. With complete support from executive leadership, this team has helped implement improved waste-segregation technologies, as well as transitioned production to less toxic chemicals in the manufacturing process.

Classic Optical Laboratories, Inc. Environmental Policy Statement

It is the policy of Classic Optical Laboratories, Inc. (hereinafter "Classic") to operate its business as a corporate citizen committed to sound environmental management and with concern for the well-being of our common environment. Our goal is to ensure that company facilities and operations are in compliance with federal, state and local environmental standards. We believe that an appropriate balance can and should be achieved between environmental goals and economic health. We intend to be a leader in responsible environmental management. This requires each Classic employee to participate in and accept responsibility for achieving the following goals:

  • Operation of our facilities in an environmentally sound manner.
  • Safe handling of production materials and byproducts.
  • Conservation and recycling of raw materials and reduction in the amount of waste generated by the company's production processes.

The company's commitment to these goals includes the following specific elements:

  • All Classic facilities will operate in an environmentally responsible manner and in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.
  • Classic will maintain compliance programs to inform and train employees in the performance of their duty to fulfill the company's environmental policies
  • Through audits and other means, the company will monitor operations to help assure that practices in our workplaces conform to our policies.
  • Classic management will make environmental responsiveness and resource conservation an integral part of business management, and will support finding sound solutions to such environmental problems as may arise.

Sensible and responsible environmental management is a matter for our entire operation. Each Classic employee is expected to work toward these goals and is encouraged to advise his or her supervisor promptly of any situation that may be in conflict with this Policy. Sustainability is defined as meeting current needs without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs by balancing environmental, economic and social (equity) concerns. At Classic we are defining this as:

  • Training Green
  • Buying Green
  • Operating Green