Steam is a hot resource at Tom's of Maine. We use it at our manufacturing facility for everything from heating and cleaning to sanitizing. The trick is to be more efficient with the water we use to limit how much we need. We're now using technology that helps us do a better job of that. Here's how it works:
Is our water working hard enough? When we asked that question, a better idea washed in. A thorough examination of water use at our manufacturing facility revealed a way to get more out of water before it goes down the drain.
When you put heads together, good ideas flow! Our team at our manufacturing facility in Sanford, Maine discovered a smarter way to handle water. They made a simple change to the way we deliver raw materials into mixing tanks to make Tom's of Maine products.
Nothing beats a nice, hot bath. But the fact is you'll probably use considerably less water in the shower. That's why we're changing the way we clean some of the equipment we use at our manufacturing facility.
Water makes a big splash in just about everything we do at the Tom's of Maine manufacturing facility. We share a special appreciation for every drop we use and we continue to wonder how we can get more from less. Stepping back and taking a hard look at our use of water is already showing we are making progress and can do better.
From the fresh water we need for sanitizing to changing systems that help us reuse it for cleaning purposes, we expect to build on our achievements in the years ahead. Your ideas and the ideas of our partners combined with our own thinking amounts to an endless source of inspiration.
OUR GOAL: Reduce overall water consumption in our Sanford, ME manufacturing facility.See full Goals Tracker »