Different viewpoints often create better solutions because we hear points that we may not have considered otherwise
Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) July 02, 2013
Corporate sustainability seems to be the buzzword as of late, with large corporations such as eBay, Starbucks and Google touting their best sustainability practices on a global scale (1). But for companies with a more local reach, such as Palm Harbor company, Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC), the opportunities to make a difference begin on a much smaller scale. NTC, a leading post-closing service provider to the residential mortgage industry, has committed to intertwining sustainable practices into its everyday business procedures to better preserve the Palm Harbor community.
The term “corporate sustainability” encompasses an array of definitions but NTC lends the term to a variety of methods – in particular, environmental health. As part of its business with a purpose mission, NTC has embraced company-wide environmental efforts including, but not limited to:
•Working with suppliers and customers to reduce environmental impacts by providing paperless documents whenever possible. Example of this is NTC’s electronic recording initiatives. Electronic recording reduces the need for paper, saving forests, water usage, packaging and fuel costs;
•Developing strategic partnerships with customers and suppliers to increase the use of digital data sharing;
•Establishing a web portal for all nationwide abstractors to submit fulfillment orders in a paperless environment, thereby reducing paper, packaging, shipping and fuel costs;
•Implemented companywide recycling program for paper documents, plastic bottles and cans;
•Implemented companywide paperless payroll processes which reduce the need for paper, water usage and packaging.
•Implementing solar energy program on company premises through installation of solar panels to reduce energy consumption.
NTC CEO John Hillman often encourages input from NTC’s employees about new measures to improve company sustainability – Hillman feels that the creative process is critical in introducing new ideas on protecting the environment.
“Different viewpoints often create better solutions because we hear points that we may not have considered otherwise,” said Hillman. “We consistently look inward for solutions to sustainability – our employees are the key to helping [NTC] remain current.”
In addition to its “green program,” NTC’s initiatives extend to its community affairs – the company helped stabilize Palm Harbor by supporting local food banks and also by employing and training over 300 nearby residents. Many of NTC’s 350 local employees also regularly organize and partake in community events such as blood, food and toy drives. NTC executives are currently looking ahead with plans to extend the corporate sustainability practices as the backbone of NTC culture.
For businesses considering incorporating sustainable programs, Hillman suggests beginning with employee education.
“Share company goals with employees, as well as the facts about what the program actually does – employees want to hear about how much is being recycled or how the community is being impacted,” said Hillman. “That is what induces the willingness to take action and participate.”
To learn more about Nationwide Title Clearing, including its mortgage post-closing services and document processing, visit http://www.nwtc.com.
About Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc.
Based in Palm Harbor, Florida, and founded in 1991, Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC) is a privately-owned leading service provider to the residential mortgage industry, serving mortgage lenders, servicers and investors, including eight of the top 10 residential mortgage servicers in the country. NTC earned the position of #2,730 on the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America, ranking #36 in Tampa and #46 in the real estate industry. The company’s land records and document experts are able to track and fulfill county document requirements for close to 3,600 recording jurisdictions nationwide. NTC specializes in providing land records research, lien release services, assignment services, final document tracking, document retrieval and other custom business solutions. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.nwtc.com.
1. Greesonbach, Sarah. "4 Steps to Better Corporate Sustainability Alignment." Business2community.com. Business 2 Community, 24 June 2013. Web. 27 June 2013. business2community.com/sustainability/4-steps-to-better-corporate-sustainability-alignment-0532407.