Sustainability Program

NJM has a history of working to help improve the communities in which we are privileged to serve. As part of that commitment, we support sustainability efforts that help to reduce our environmental footprint. Here are just some of the ways we are working towards achieving this goal:

Recycling and Disposal Efforts

In 2015, NJM recycled:

  • more than 1,600 pounds of batteries (over 14,000 pounds since 2008)
  • 396 tons of office paper, cardboard and comingled food and beverage containers
  • more than 2,600 toner cartridges

At all NJM facilities we use certified methods of disposal of electronic waste, fluorescent lamps and regulated hazardous waste.

NJM's Hammonton Office

NJM's Hammonton office was built using this “green” philosophy, with sustainable building features that contribute to greater energy efficiency, enhanced indoor environmental quality, reduced maintenance and waste and minimized impact on the natural surroundings.

The overall building design, infrastructure and grounds of NJM's Hammonton office incorporate a number of environmentally-friendly features including:

  • Installation of high-efficiency heating and cooling systems with heat recovery and building management controls
  • Collection of rainwater from the roof drains, which is held in underground storage tanks and used for irrigation
  • Use of native plants and cultivating of open land as maintenance meadows to provides food and protection for wildlife
  • Implementation of rain gardens with stone and vegetation that serves to filter storm water run-off for improved water quality
Hammonton Office

NJM's Hammonton office

LEED Certification

leed certification

In 2015, NJM received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification — the company’s first — from the United States Green Building Council for the third-floor construction of its Hammonton office.

Preserving Wetlands

In 2005, NJM preserved nearly two acres of wetlands near Gold Run Creek, adjacent to our West Trenton offices, for the growth of indigenous plants and vegetation and wildlife sanctuary.

Wetlands on NJM’s West Trenton property

Wetlands on NJM’s West Trenton property

Corporate Giving Supports Environmental Efforts

Our corporate giving efforts have included donations to numerous environmentally-friendly organizations including:

Commuting and Telecommuting

To encourage use of mass transit, NJM provides daily shuttles to and from the SEPTA regional rail station for our West Trenton employees. We also offer work-from-home opportunities to qualified employees.

Paperless Billing

To help cut the amount of paper consumed, we encourage our customers to go “paperless” by receiving and paying their bills online. In the last year alone, more than 25,000 NJM policyholders have elected to receive their bills electronically. To sign up for paperless billing click here.