Commitment to caring
Here in Salt Lake City, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by some of the greatest beauty nature has to offer.
With our headquarters at the foot of Utah’s majestic Rocky Mountains, we’re minutes away from snow-capped peaks
where our employees enjoy world-class skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Nearby lakes and reservoirs provide
an abundance of recreation opportunities, and our canyons flow with pristine rivers and streams that feed our wildlife
and our growing communities. And we’re within a short drive of national parks and monuments that are unique in all the
world--including Bryce Canyon, the Tetons, Arches, Zion, the Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef, Lake Powell, Yellowstone and
others--not to mention almost a million acres of designated wilderness territory within the state of Utah.
As a business that supports the auto industry, we’re keenly aware of our responsibility to help preserve
these treasures for future generations of people, plants and animals. Here are just a few ways Prestige is answering that call:
- As you can imagine, our business requires a lot of documentation. But all critical documents that we receive as part of our loan transactions are scanned and archived digitally, then all but a few items are automatically shred and recycled. Prestige’s commitment to recycling saves over 300 trees each year.
- The U.S. Government recently included eight Hondas and Toyotas on its list of the 17 most fuel-efficient vehicles on American roads today, with Hondas, Toyotas and Scions filling spots one through ten on a similar Consumer Reports ranking. And Honda reports its line of vehicles to be the most fuel-efficient of any major manufacturer.
Prestige’s pledge to promote fuel efficiency and reduced oil dependency means that customers who buy Hondas, Toyotas and Scions automatically receive a lower interest rate than those who buy other vehicles. So while these customers are saving money on their car payments and fuel bills, they’re also helping to save the environment.
- We offer incentives for our customers to make their payments through automatic withdrawal (AutoPay) rather than by mail, and we’re currently developing the ability to send all account correspondence electronically.
- When our strong growth required new company headquarters in 2002, we could have built a new facility from new materials on a plot of unused earth. Instead, we converted an existing structure (previously used as a furniture manufacturer’s warehouse), and equipped our new home with some of the most energy-efficient technologies available. For example, we've upgraded all of our workstation monitors from CRT to LCD, saving over 60% on energy consumption with each conversion. Our lights are activated by motion sensors. Imaging and electronic data transfer systems have virtually eliminated our internal use of fax machines. And any PCs that we don’t donate to local schools are recycled.
Another big part of this energy efficiency is natural lighting throughout the building, provided by skylights and a pair of 10,000 square foot open-air atria. Through the years, these atria--permanent home to rainbow trout and other fish--have welcomed a variety of wildlife, including heron, muskrat, and ducks. In fact, every spring, migratory mallard hens lay clutches of eggs in the plants that line our ponds, using the protective enclave to raise their ducklings until they can return to the wild on their own.
Just as we’re always looking for ways to improve our business, we’ll always look for ways to minimize our impact on the planet. It’s the responsible thing to do. We welcome your suggestions for further improvement.