All of us are relieved that we can finally see some light ahead, even though much remains uncertain. Like many of you, we’ve struggled to do our jobs with the constant threat of COVID-19 hovering over our heads.
Snowstorms and 10-degree temperatures are unforgiving adversaries. With the uncertainty, periodic quarantines and sickness of staff, the past year has been a true test of our fortitude.
Perhaps, because of that reason, I’ve never been prouder of our team. They have managed to keep people warm despite dealing with many personal challenges themselves. We’ve always had a pitch in, do whatever it takes culture here at Needham. And it has served us well through the pandemic.
I’m also proud of the contribution we’re making to fight climate change by using 20% biodiesel in the fuel we deliver to you (See next article.) Most initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint involve spending hundreds of millions of dollars on incentives and systemic changes. We reduced our footprint dramatically almost overnight, and it didn’t cost our customers a penny.