West Coast Pre Fab
Member Since: July 2020
3425 River Road, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K4, Canada
Prerequisites 5/5
Community/Society 52/182
Workplace/Culture 101/301
Transportation 117/461
Consumption/Waste 94/569
Water Use 76/409
Energy/Emissions 163/984
Work From Home 75/663
Governance 111/272

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
50% of your power supply is from on-site renewable energy solutions (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.)
60
Use high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, like high efficiency toilets (HETs) and urinals (HEUs) to minimize water use and waste
48
Upgrade from older fluorescent T12, T8 and T5 lamps to LED alternatives
36
Use a fully electric personal vehicle
30
Implement a sustainability process and standard for all meetings, conferences, and events
25
Create a pathway program for local youths to intern and eventually become employed at your company
24
Create an executive leadership team with women, minorities, and people from underrepresented communities in top leadership roles
24
Plant native, regionally-friendly plants to minimize water use and impact on local habitat
20
Meet if not exceed Federal and State regulations for your industry
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
Provide a benefits package that meets the needs of employees, and is well-defined, accessible and transparent to all workers
18
Create a detailed risk management plan for projects and programs
18
Choose a pest control service that minimizes the use of toxic pesticides and the negative health effects on building occupants and the environment
16
Charge your electric vehicle at home with renewable energy
16
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight; design future spaces with natural lighting opportunities in mind
12
Ensure all windows are double pane, low-E, and energy efficient
12
Philanthropically donate a percentage of your revenue or profits and/or company time to an environmental cause
12
Construct a vegetable garden on roof, facility grounds, or a communtiy garden in close proximity to the office
12
Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified or similarly highly efficient appliances to reduce business scope 2 emissions
12
Install bike racks outside of the office or choose a building with ample bike racks on-site to support the amount of employees
12
Provide equitable opportunities to ensure women have equal access to employment, leadership roles, and pay.
12
Institute a policy for providing training, certification, and professional development opportunities to employees
12
Grow an at-home or community food garden
12
Create and implement a human health and safety policy
12
Adhere to labor, child labor, forced labor, and reasonable working hour laws and practices
12
Disclose any risks to the environment or the public created by your company’s products or operations timely and publicly
12
Properly dispose of all hazardous waste materials including batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, aerosol cans, and electronics
9
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
Purchase trash bins and liners made from 100% bio-based or 50-100% recycled materials
8
Become an annual sponsor, making a substantial contribution to a meaningful event promoting sustainability in your area
8
Ensure all windows and doors are properly installed, functioning, maintained, and weather-stripped, etc.
8
Encourage employee carpools
8
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs that last longer and save energy
8
Undergo regular and complete check-ups and maintenance of your HVAC or A/C system
8
Weatherize your home by ensuring all windows and doors in your home are properly installed, functioning, maintained, weather-stripped, etc.
8
Conduct multiple quality checks on your products and/or services before distributing to consumers to ensure highest possible quality
8
Conduct investigations of ethical violations, and when substantiated hand out fair and reasonable consequences
8
Choose paperless billing with vendors, business partners, and suppliers when possible
6
Conduct exit interviews to gain insights on company culture and operations and make improvements based on feedback
6
Give opportunity for all employees to provide feedback of any kind and feel secure and empowered to do so
6
Use natural light throughout 75% of the day instead of overhead lights
5
Place a company employee on the organizing committee for the same or another event to achieve maximum involvement and exposure
4
Become an active member, either by serving on the board, donating or volunteering time for an organization that continually works to improve the environment nationally or in your area
4
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Change your HVAC or A/C filters every six months or more frequently as is recommended by filter type
4
Use air-filtering plants throughout the office to improve indoor air quality and employee wellbeing
4
Print and copy double-sided when possible, to significantly reduce paper use and waste
4
Use virtual meeting platforms to replace travel when possible
4
Provide a trusted, impartial and empowered 3rd party for the remediation of significant conflicts arising between employees and the business/business leaders
4
Add shades/window covering throughout your home to reduce heat gain
4
Use a shared or centralized printer
4
Create and implement a policy for protecting sensitive information
4
Conduct regular cyber/data security checks
4
Include a specific commitment to a positive social and environmental impact in your corporate mission statement
4
Accept and evaluate employee’s feedback about violations of your corporate ethics and conduct policy
4
Minimize air conditioning usage through natural ventilation by opening windows
3
Train employees on your cyber/data security policies and what to do in case of a potential breach
3
Designate your office as a smoke-free working environment with outside smoking areas 25 feet away from building entry areas and common walkways
2
Implement a conflict of interest policy for your board of directors and senior management
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
Populate your company’s green accomplishments in your EcoProfile
1
Announce your GBB Membership to all employees. Share the company green mission and commitment to become greener.
1
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require dry cleaning
1