Green Maids
Member Since: September 2019
531 East 20th Street Apt 6D, New York, NY 10010, United States
Prerequisites5/5
Community/Society18/174
Workplace/Culture2/291
Transportation105/461
Consumption/Waste134/541
Water Use8/143
Energy/Emissions59/616
Work From Home0/669
Cleaning Services54/114

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
To reduce scope 3 emissions, become a completely remote company, requiring no office space or regular transportation to/from work
75
Purchase 25-49% of products and services from green-certified or Green Business Bureau vendors
36
Optimize your on-premise servers and business systems by ensuring the hardware is up-to-date and energy efficient
24
After completing the energy audit/assessment, develop a comprehensive energy use and conservation plan with measurable goals to optimize energy usage and reduce emissions
20
Eliminate all single-use paper, styrofoam or plastic cups, plates, and utensils in the kitchen area. Use reusable mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
18
Schedule regular maintenance on company vehicles to ensure each vehicle is operating as efficiently as possible to reduce emissions
18
Purchase and serve at least 75% local, organic, and fair trade food and drink
16
Purchase all office paper products made from 50-100% recycled materials
12
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight; design future spaces with natural lighting opportunities in mind
12
Philanthropically donate a percentage of your revenue or profits and/or company time to an environmental cause
12
Purchase Green Seal qualified cleaners, nationally recognized as one of the most transparent and credible product certifications available in the market.
12
Install a filtered water tap or water bottle refill station that provide high-quality drinking water and encourage employees to use them in place of bottled water
8
Encourage employee carpools
8
Significantly limit the amount of physical marketing materials you produce and limit amount of paper used (envelopes from marketing materials – use fold and mail when possible)
8
Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, bio-based cleaning products
8
Establish a paperless billing program for your customers and encourage use by creating incentives
8
Choose paperless billing with vendors, business partners, and suppliers when possible
6
Eliminate unnecessary paper usage as much as possible including forms, contracts, meeting agendas and materials, proofs, and drafts
6
Use 74% biobased content bathroom and spa cleaners
6
Use 54% biobased content carpet and upholstery cleaners (general purpose)
6
Use 7% biobased content carpet and upholstery cleaners (spot removers)
6
Use 49% biobased content glass cleaners
6
Use 64% biobased content hand cleaners and sanitizers
6
Use 46% biobased content laundry cleaners (pretreatment and spot removers)
6
Use 89% biobased content sorbents
6
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Purchase recycled or remanufactured toner cartridges
4
Use reusable cleaning products such as towels and sponges, eliminating paper towels
4
Print and copy double-sided when possible, to significantly reduce paper use and waste
4
Make your business’ sustainability efforts a central part of your message by filling out and linking to your GBB Member Profile and publishing your sustainability commitment on your website
4
Use virtual meeting platforms to replace travel when possible
4
Minimize air conditioning usage through natural ventilation by opening windows
3
Assist at least one other business in learning about sustainability, social responsibility, and green business efforts and encourage them to join the GBB
2
Organize sustainability committee or green team to serve as your company’s leading advocates for greening efforts
1
Complete GBB’s Getting Started steps, including filling out your company’s Member Profile and the GBB Assessment
1
Develop a sustainability mission statement for your business and define your company’s core commitments
1
Publish your company’s green accomplishments
1
Announce your GBB Membership publicly and display your profile information both on and offline for your stakeholders to see
1
Use natural odor elimination
1
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require dry cleaning
1