Working together towards a better future.
At Vision Integrity, we strongly value our community and environment. Supporting the communities in which we live and work is important to us, that’s why our initiatives focus on helping these communities thrive by contributing to non-profit organizations through donations and fundraisers. We continuously work to develop and improve our practices to be sustainable for the environment, and we are always looking for new ways to contribute to our community.
Vision Integrity has taken a number of initiatives to reduce the ecological footprint of our office. Our office is located in a repurposed historic building in downtown Calgary. Within the office, all of our paper is made of 100% recycled material, and all pens, post-its, pencils, and other miscellaneous supplies are fully recyclable whenever possible. We equip all desks with their own recycling bin to make recycling an easy habit for everyone in the office. In our kitchen we compost whenever possible, and all coffee pods we use are either compostable or recyclable.
Every laptop we supply to our employees is Energy Star certified, and any PCs in the office are required to have a minimum of 80+ GOLD certification. As most of our work involves computers, reducing the energy consumption of this technology is important to us. Using energy efficient equipment is an important step toward fulfilling our company’s sustainability initiatives.
Medicine Hat Shop Operations
Many of our services involve being on-site in the field to support our clients’ operations. When conducting fieldwork, one of our goals is striving to reduce our emissions. Our first step toward reducing our emissions was beginning the process of switching our RT (Radiographic Testing) darkroom fleet over to a gas generated lab, powered by its own generator. Because RT darkrooms traditionally draw power from the trucks they are mounted on, powering the darkroom requires the truck to be idling for several hours, constantly pumping emissions into the air. With the instalment of Freedom Labs into our fleet as the new RT darkroom, Vision Integrity can now shut off our engines while on the job. These darkrooms have improved the quality of service we can provide to our customers while simultaneously advancing our sustainability efforts.
In addition to our darkrooms, Vision Integrity has begun updating our truck fleet to Ford F-150s with EcoBoost technology. The EcoBoost engine ensures VIE employees still have the power required to get to worksites on rugged terrain while reducing environmental impact. By maintaining and caring for these trucks, we ensure that these trucks continue to function as expected, allowing us to maintain lowered emissions. By having one of the cleanest work-truck fleets in Alberta, we hope to inspire other companies to take action in developing sustainable practices.
Who We Work With
We feel it is important to choose vendors that share the same views and high standards for sustainability as Vision Integrity. Therefore, when choosing a vendor for any service, we do our due diligence by inquiring about their own sustainability initiatives. We want to support like-minded companies that recognize the importance of supporting their community and their planet.
Above all, we believe in the power of community. We work and live in several amazing communities that span across Canada, from Manitoba to BC. Giving back to the community is invaluable — that’s why we make it our mission to support organizations across Western Canada that work to promote positive change. We make monthly donations to local charities, non-profit organizations, and even local sports teams. We do our best to help make the world a better place in any way we can, and we are proud that our employees share this initiative. Many Vision Integrity employees make individual contributions to their community. Promoting positive change and a healthy community isn’t just a “business” initiative to us; it’s a core value of our company.
CARE Canada | Canadian Red Cross | Pink Diamond Women’s Cancer Foundation | Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association | The Magic of Christmas | Smiles For Christmas | 52 City of Calgary Royal Canadian Air Cadet | Canadian Liver Foundation | North Battleford PBR Committee | STARS/Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation | Prostate Cancer Canada | Medicine Hat Roar | ACE Radiography Inc. | Kiwanis Club of Calgary | Women in the Wind, Edmonton Chapter | Parks Foundation Calgary | Methanex | Stick It to Cancer | The Kinkonauts Theatre Society | Medicine Hat Community Outreach Center in Honour of Donna Miller | The Breasties on behalf of the CIBC Run For The Cure | Heart and Stroke Foundation in Honour of Diane Leckie | Calgary Community Fridge and Good Neighbor