If you’re looking for ways to make your green business practice have teeth, there is a vast range of strategies at all price and commitment levels. The array of options may make it hard to know which step to take first, so take a look at these companies that committed to green business practices. You may get a couple of ideas on where to start your own green journey.
PrintingForLess.com is an online printing service based in Montana that produces a variety of products for commercial and private use. That’s including postcards, business cards and brochures. The company earned certification with all three of the Chain-of-Custody Certifications. Those are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), PEFC (Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative).
Furthermore, PrintingForLess.com uses paper comprising at least 60 percent repurposed pulp. As well, most of the rest of their paper sourcing from sustainable tree plantations. In addition to sourcing green materials, the company runs their offices on wind power and natural light. They do this with sparing use of bulbs. Even their headquarter’s landscaping designing to consume little water.
A company that hauls trash to the landfill doesn’t seem like it would be green. Although, Waste Management is an exception to this stereotype. According to the company’s sustainability protection and management statement, Waste Management committed to consuming less water and less energy at its facilities, and it has a number of programs in place to develop policies to help with environmental protection, water protection, gas management and more. Daily Finance reports that Waste Management is exploring technologies that can convert waste into energy as extending their commitment to being green.
The parent company behind brands like Ben & Jerry’s, Vaseline and Lipton. However, Unilever has specific goals in place to make the company more green. Instead of paying lip service to any vague ideas, the company has a detailed sustainable living plan. That’s including goals of halving the greenhouse gas impact of its products. In addition and more interesting, the waste associated with disposing of these products by 2020. The plan’s goal is to improve the health of its employees while also reducing its environmental impact. By 2020, the company plans to source 100 percent of its agricultural materials from sustainable sources.