America’s National Forest and Grasslands cover over 8% of the surface area of the United States. They’re home to virtually every form of outdoor recreation. In 2019, we established a multi-year partnership with the National Forest Foundation. The National Forest Foundation works on behalf of the American public to inspire personal and meaningful connections to our National Forests, leading forest conservation efforts and responsible recreation. Through our gifts, they will help to ensure these American treasures are available to our communities for generations to come.
Preserving the health of our planet is fundamental to the THOR Industries lifestyle. We have a responsibility to protect our environment, and we strive to conserve resources throughout our operations and through the development of programs like Pick Up America that help preserve our planet for the next generation of campers. Today, our manufacturing processes are more energy- and resource-efficient than ever before, with an emphasis on recycling and reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfills.
We’re partnering with KOA to help Pick Up America. This national partnership encourages people to keep our outdoor spaces clean by pledging to remove trash from public lands. Pick Up America's promotion of conservation of public spaces through litter removal resulted in pledges from individual supporters to pick up 226 tons of trash in FY 2019 alone. By leaving the trails, forests, waterways, and recreation areas cleaner than we found them, we help ensure others experience the outdoors for generations to come.
This policy states our commitment to reducing waste, minimizing environmental impact, and promoting conservation. The goal is to boost sustainability and environmental awareness at all levels of our business, as well as among our suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders.
We are eager to share the many impactful sustainability initiatives Erwin Hymer Group has undertaken as we continue our integration of EHG into the THOR Industries family of companies. All information and policies provided currently apply to THOR companies based in the US only. Data and statistics pertain to FY2019 unless otherwise indicated.