Form a committee to establish green strategies and
ensure they are being implemented every day, in
every department. To ensure the most pragmatic,
cost-effective ideas are put into action, include front-
line employees as well as executives and managers
on your green committee. Encourage employee
input by rewarding ideas and suggestions. Consider
adding your commitment to the environment as part
of your mission statement and values.
Do Business for GOOD
More and more companies are being
certified as B Corps by the nonprofit B Lab.
Promoting a global movement of “people
using business as a force for good
these for-profit companies meet rigorous
standards of social and environmental
performance, accountability, and transparency to
help make it easier for you to choose a business
partner that is better for workers, better for
communities, and better for the environment. Learn
more about B Corps atwww.bcorporation.net
What does recycling do to help
• Diverts metal, plastic, cardboard,
and paper from filling up landfills.
• Assists manufacturers in reducing
waste and energy.
• Promotes the conservation of
resources and reuse of materials.
What should we do with
old catalogs, flyers, and
• Wrap or pack items using old
or outdated pages.
• Upcycle into coasters, paper
flowers, baskets, jewelry, or
other creative projects.
• Recycle by dropping them off
at your local collection bin.
How do we find office supplies that
are environmentally friendly?
Look for items that are:
• Made of recycled, biodegradable,
or nontoxic materials
• Labeled energy efficient
• Made or powered by renewable
Learn more about
sustainability in the workplace
from these online resources.www.greenbiz.com/ www.iisd.org/ www.sba.gov/ www.sustainability.com/ www.unglobalcompact.org www.upcyclethat.com www.usgbc.org/leed www.wri.org/
ASK QUESTIONS, FIND SOLUTIONS
Small changes add up to
a big impact when you
choose sustainable actions.