At Radio Flyer, we love the outdoors and want to preserve the environment for future generations of trike pedallers and wagoneers.
With 97 percent of our emissions created during the production of our products, our most powerful opportunities for achieving reductions come from our material choices and product design. We include greenhouse gas emissions as one of the criteria in our product scorecard and our product sustainability goal will focus us on reducing emissions across all of our product categories. Our carbon footprint also includes our energy use at our facilities, Radio Flyer-controlled logistics and employee travel.
Our Big Flyer Sport, starting production in June 2015, features a number of sustainability improvements:
LEED CERTIFIED HQ
"Our mission is to create awesome kids’ products that inspire outdoor active play, so it makes sense that we work to do our part to improve the environment and provide our Flyers with a sustainable office,” notes Robert Pasin, CWO.
We renovated 70,000 square feet of our Chicago Headquarters using natural lighting and a geothermal heating and cooling system and solar heated ventilation air that have reduced our natural gas use by 50 percent. Our re-purposing of existing warehouse space and other green design solutions such as cisterns for storm water retention, fertilizer-free irrigation use, and landscaping with native prairie plants helped the project earn Platinum Certification for its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This is a challenging standard and platinum is the highest of its four levels, so it's a very rare achievement. At the time of the award we were 1 of only 38 commercial buildings in Illinois to receive such a distinction. Read CWO Robert Pasin’s perspective on this honor here.
The "Little Green Garden" is our on-site garden where employees grow veggies and herbs.
WASTE AND SUSTAINABILITY AT OUR HQ