Keeping people protected and getting productions up and running safely is Sim’s number one priority as the industry continues to cope with the novel Coronavirus.
But Manuel Gisbert, Sim’s Vancouver-based VP of Operations, said he was pleased to discover a few ways in which Sim’s commitment to sustainability could be incorporated into efforts to develop and implement strict health and safety protocols around returning to work.
“Sim has been working to replace paper-based contracts for a long time now and these days it’s more important than ever to not have stuff that travels between people’s hands,” Manuel explained.
“The Covid crisis has really accelerated our work in that area.”
While Manuel is optimistic that Sim will be able go completely paperless this fall, there are a few other ways that Sim is currently honoring its principles with regards to sustainability.
“It definitely feels better to be using UV light as a disinfectant rather than a solution that might include harsh chemicals,” Manuel said.
And personal protective equipment is another area in which Sim has been proactive about sustainability, diligently recycling PPE that must be disposable and sourcing reusable items whenever possible.
“While we knew we didn’t want to source disposable masks for the staff, I was so happy that we were able to find reusable and washable masks made from bamboo”, Manuel said.
“Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials on the planet.”