Peter and Paul's Gifts
Member Since: February 2021
6260 Highway 7, Unit 1 , Vaughan , Ontario L4H4G3, Canada
Prerequisites5/5
Business Practices84/309
Bathroom/Breakroom6/83
Office Space74/212
Copy/Print23/53
Outdoor/Transport8/146
Community Involvement0/3

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
Use a Virtual Office
32
Donate a portion of your profits to an environmental cause
32
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight; design future spaces with natural lighting opportunities in mind
24
Expand your recycling program to also include: glass, plastic, and aluminum
18
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
Send and receive faxes directly to your computer. If not possible, eliminate fax cover sheets (use post-its on first page)
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
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
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
Develop an energy conservation policy
2
Set up an office supply re-use center
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
Develop a paper reduction policy, and conduct a paper reduction campaign
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 dry cleaning. Also, encourage employees to make the switch to non-toxic dry cleaners
1