Impact
When Scott’s Roofing founder, Gary Nickell first encountered the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he was profoundly impacted by the apparent urgency of the need to address climate change. In addition to his own beliefs about how we must treat our planet, he did not want his grandchildren questioning his actions through this critical period of time between present day and 2030.
Our Commitment
Inspired by environmental leaders in the private sector, like Patagonia’s founder Yvon Chouinard, Gary and by extension Scott’s Roofing is committed to create an impact in this industry, in 3 key ways:
Environmental Impact
We have partnered with Malarkey Roofing due to their high performance, sustainable roofing shingles with rubberized asphalt technology. The average roof made with Malarkey shingles upcycles 5 truck tires, and 2,000 water bottles. Plus, the shingles’ 3M smog-reducing granules have the effect of planting up to 2 trees in reducing air pollution.
People Impact
Business boils down to people. At Scott’s Roofing, we invest in family, people and our customer relationships. Everyone here shares the dual mission of doing well by doing good. We compensate our employees fairly and offer benefits because it is the right thing to do. We work together and we succeed together.
Community Impact
Scott’s Roofing invests heavily in the Front Range community, both from a philanthropic perspective and also how we locally operate right here where we live, work and play in the great outdoors of Colorado.
Here Is the Impact We Have Made Together:
397
Roofs
Installed using Malarkey shingles
1588
Rubber tires
Diverted from the landfill
801600
Water bottles
Diverted from the landfill
802
Trees
Equivalent of smog reduction
SINCE 2019
How Are We Going to
Track Our Impact?
We have set goals to ensure that we are making real strides in doing our part toward our vision for a more sustainable future.
Minimize Our Carbon Footprint
We offset 50% of our carbon footprint in 2019. We commit to a 10% annual reduction of this footprint over the next decade in order to become fully neutral by 2030.
Waste Management
In 2020, we plan to train our staff through Eco-cycle as recycling community leaders.
Using Our Business as a Force for Good
We are actively pursuing B Corporation certification during 2020 because we want to use our business to benefit our employees, clients, community, supply chain and the planet, as well as our shareholders.
Advocacy in Recycling
We are active in working to improve state policy in Colorado around recycling of old roof shingles. Presently, it is not legal to recycle this material and they are a significant portion of local landfills. Roof shingles have potential to be recycled into road base – and we are working to promote this legislation in 2020.