BTI believes cycling can change the world; that it will become the dominant transportation choice in more cities around the globe, and that it will rise to be the #1 recreational activity. By distributing bicycle products, BTI empowers people to ride bikes – and that has profound ecological and social implications:
Bicycles are a vital solution to environmental challenges and climate change
Bicycles reduce pollution and conserve energy
Bicycles decrease traffic congestion
Bicycles are affordable transportation
Bicycles improve health and well-being
THE VISION REQUIRES INVESTMENT
BTI is committed to doing its part to improve cycling infrastructure across the country. BTI’s Advocacy Roundup campaign teams up with retailers to fund organizations like People for Bikes. These groups use industry donations to leverage public funding for greater access and safer roads for all of us - guaranteeing a bright future for cycling.
THE VISION NEEDS NEW RECRUITS
Kids are the future of cycling. When we encourage children to ride at an early age, they are more likely to become lifelong cyclists. Beyond campaigns like Safe Routes to Schools, BTI supports a national curriculum to train kids about the rules of the road, as well as groups like Free Bikes 4 Kidz and NICA that are transforming physical education and removing barriers to the sport.
A sustainable business meets the needs of the present without limiting the potential for future generations to thrive. As an industry leader in sustainable practices, BTI is confronting environmental and climate challenges through various initiatives - while balancing the interests of suppliers, customers, employees, and the community. We hope that sharing our culture of involvement in waste reduction, recycling, water conservation, energy efficiency, workplace ergonomics, and safety can influence others to take action.
By using reduce-reuse-recycle practices, BTI projects that 75% of waste will be diverted from the landfill annually.
Our top priority is to reduce the amount of waste generated by operations and personal consumption. Employees can print fewer pages. Vendors can use less packaging. Retailers can ship orders by ground instead of by air. We all play a role.
Reuse is a secondary strategy, because once is not enough. The choice to repair a bike versus replace it is an act of reuse
Recycling is a third strategy, which effectively saves energy and reduces greenhouse gasses caused by extracting and processing raw materials
BTI recycles all office paper, cardboard, aluminum, and glass
Proceeds from the sale of BTI’s recycling provides financial assistance to students in Santa Fe Community College’s environmental studies program
Disposal is the last choice. When we reduce, reuse, and recycle, we decrease the amount of waste that reaches the landfill, while conserving our resources. Our aspirational goal is to become zero waste
DOT fluid, suspension oils, and solvents used for BTI’s repair services are to be recycled or disposed of through appropriate service providers
BTI has made significant investments in water-wise construction. As a result, BTI’s headquarters will use 50% less water for personal needs than buildings with code-standard fixtures and no rainwater collection annually.
BTI’s bathrooms have been outfitted with low flow toilets and sinks
Water is harvested from the roof in a 10,000 gallon cistern
Landscaping consists of drought tolerant plants on a low flow drip irrigation system fed by the cistern
BTI’s Green Machine program pays employees to ride, walk or take public transit to work, conserving thousands of gallons of fuel each year. Employees who ride to work enjoy VIP indoor parking along with showers and changing rooms
Using ground shipping instead of air for inbound and outbound shipments is one of the most effective strategies to conserve energy.
BTI’s shipping policy gently encourages retailers to make ecologically sound choices for delivery. The goal of our policy is to divert 25% of shipping choices from air to ground
BTI has invested in a second warehouse to provide 1-day ground shipping to more cities. By maintaining deeper stock at each facility, we expect to keep split shipments from our multiple warehouses below 30%
Great ergonomics minimize fatigue and increase productivity. Common sense elements like natural light and posture-correcting workstations allow BTI to grow revenues while maintaining a healthy, happy, safe work environment
BTI is committed to preserving indoor air quality by eliminating the use of toxic chemicals. BTI is tobacco and e-cigarette free
Occupational health and safety are key to the company’s long-term success. If sustainability seeks to reduce waste, then health and safety align because they seek to reduce the waste of human resources caused by accidents or illness