Environmental Stewardship is another Corman core value. Every aspect of our business, no matter how small, impacts this core value. We are committed to practices that protect, preserve, and sustain the environment. At our corporate office, we recycle everything from paper to scrap steel. Our corporate office buildings are heated using the waste oil from our heavy equipment. We use recycled and well water in outdoor sprinkler systems. And we have been doing this since 1984.
Corman is equally committed on our projects. Management field personnel, from lead persons to project managers, must become erosion & sediment control certified. From the time water touches the ground, we are responsible for it and how it is handled until it goes back into the water table. We help protect our water resources, the bays, rivers and streams, and the wildlife that depend on it.
Corman works on many environmental protection and improvement projects throughout the region. In the Chesapeake Bay, we created oyster reefs to replenish oyster beds and installed rock revetments and breakwaters to prevent shore erosion. On the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, we have been a lead contractor for many projects focused on reducing pollutant discharge into the water.
We minimize and/or eliminate the footprint of our operations on the environment and comply with environmental requirements, from design to construction. We operate our fleet of tugs and barges in compliance with applicable environment regulations and policies to protect the waters where we work, from oily and non-oily wastewater to hazardous materials through environmentally-sound practices.
It is through our employees and their commitment to being Best in Class that we continually develop and improve how we manage environmental responsibilities.