Peter and Paul's Gifts
Member Since: February 2021
6260 Highway 7, Unit 1 , Vaughan , Ontario L4H4G3, Canada
Prerequisites5/5
Business Practices48/305
Bathroom/Breakroom6/83
Office Space56/212
Copy/Print12/53
Outdoor/Transport8/169
Community Involvement0/3

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
Use a Virtual Office
32
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight; design future spaces with natural lighting opportunities in mind
24
Purchase copy paper, folders, and other office paper products made from 30-100% post-consumer recycled materials
12
Establish a paperless billing program for your customers and encourage use by creating incentives
12
Use floormat/dirt-collection systems at doorways facing the outside space
8
Eliminate paper, styrofoam, or plastic cups, plates and utensils in the kitchen area. Use mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
6
Sign up to pay your bills online and receive invoices and receipts electronically
6
Print and copy double-sided when possible, to significantly reduce paper use and waste
6
Implement a policy to purchase used or recycled office equipment and furniture
4
Update the contact information on your company’s mailing lists regularly, to reduce wasted correspondence
4
Use a green web hosting service for your business’ website. This is typically available at the same price and is completely carbon neutral
4
Reuse paper waste and have a scratch paper bin which people can use the back of unused printouts for drafts, scratch paper or internal memos, etc.
4
Request that your payroll service eliminate the printed version of the pay stub and envelope. Ask them to email pay stub information instead
2
Set computers to enter system standby or hibernate after 30 minutes of inactivity. Set monitors to enter sleep mode after 5 to 20 minutes of inactivity
2
Serve and encourage employees to purchase local, organic and fair trade food and drink
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
Include “Please Consider the Environment” footer in all of your email signatures
1
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require drycleaning. Also, encourage employees to make the switch to non-toxic dry cleaners
1