- employee commuting - Employee commuting is the fourth largest source of emissions for Roy Farms, equaling 608 metric tons CO2e. The commuter survey, which achieved a response rate of 33.5%, showed that 89% of respon- dents drive alone, while 11% of respondents carpool with an average of three people. The average round trip commute for Roy Farms employees is 17 miles and employee vehicles average 19.7 miles per gallon. The total number of commuting miles driven by employees is equivalent to driving across Washington State 5,645 times, or driving across the United States, coast to coast, 484 times. - waste - Roy Farms emitted 59 metric tons CO2e by producing 139.5 metric tons of waste. Roy Farms avoided an additional 146.6 MT CO2e by diverting 36% of waste to recycling (a total of 50 tons). The average American generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day. In comparison, Roy Farms employees generate an average of 2.3 pounds of waste at work per day. - business travel - Roy Farms emitted 13 metric tons CO2e as a result of air travel. Roy Farms conducted 16 short trips, 19 medium trips and 16 long trips via air travel for a total of 70,300 miles flown. The total number of miles flown by employees is equivalent to 676 one-way flights between Seattle and Yakima. Reimbursed employee travel miles were calculated from the dollar amount Roy Farms spent on mileage reimbursement, which was a total of $4,654.61, divided by the reimbursement rate. The 4 MT CO2e is equivalent to 68 Roy Farms employees driving to and from work for one week (at the average distance of 17 miles round trip). - office supply: paper - The majority of Roy Farms office paper has zero recycled content. Roy Farms purchased 272,000 sheets of paper in total last year, which is equivalent to 754 sheets per employee. Roy Farms avoided 0.02 metric tons of CO2e by using recycled paper, and could avoid 7.44 metric tons of CO2e if all of the 544 reams were purchased at 30% recycled content – or even more if it purchased 100 % recycled content. THE PRACTICE