North Sails crew pick up trash along Heybourne Road on Oct. 12 as part of a worldwide company effort to make a difference on the environment.
North Sails employees picked up more than 60 bags of trash and 25 bags of recyclables along Heybourne Road, Johnson Lane, Business Parkway and Starbucks Way as part of the company’s second cleanup day.
The Oct. 12 cleanup day was part of worldwide project within the company to help make a difference in maintaining waste along beaches, water and the general public.
North Sails is a renowned sail-making company known for innovative sail designs and cutting-edge technology started by Lowell North in 1957. North’s sails were used by many of the world’s top sailors and teams, particularly in competitive ocean racing and continues today.
As a company that creates products which spend a lot of time on open waters, North Sails supports many partnerships, projects and advocacies that promote healthier and cleaner oceans and environments.
General Manager Per Anderson told The Record-Courier during last year’s clean-up day that North Sails is moving into an ESG world, which encourages companies to take environmental, social and governance issues into account.
North Sails Minden facility received the Green Business Certification from the Nevada Green Business Program and joined the Nevada Green Business Network in February 2020.
Green Businesses prioritize environmental and employee health and wellness while conserving energy and water, reducing waste and implementing practices for pollution prevention.
Various changes were made at the Minden facility to achieve its certification, including eliminating single-use plastics, increasing number of recycling bins, installing water refilling stations and upgrading to energy-efficient lighting.