We encourage our team to give back. Our company and employees support numerous national charities and community organizations, including:
Align is taking action to implement environmental awareness policies. In the U.S., we encourage the use of mass transit by offering a commuter benefits program through TransitChek and by offering tax benefits to our professionals who use mass transit. In the U.S. alone, mass transit saves drivers 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline per day and produces 95% less carbon monoxide—and about half as much carbon dioxide—per passenger mile as private vehicles. Our London office is a short walk from local train stations and bus stops, making mass transit use a convenient and inexpensive solution.
In our corporate offices, we replaced bottled water with an environmentally-friendly water filtration system. We purchase office supplies and consumables made from recycled elements and have also installed motion detectors that automatically turn off lights and reduce energy waste.
We employ power conservation efforts in our data centers and the procurement of any hardware purchased or evaluated. We’ve also made arrangements to properly dispose of environmentally-sensitive electronic waste, including monitors, servers, cables and fluorescent light bulbs.