Bold Life Beauty, Inc.
Member Since: February 2021
1110 Navaho Dr, Ste 107, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609, United States
Prerequisites6/6
Business Practices253/305
Bathroom/Breakroom48/83
Office Space54/212
Copy/Print53/53
Outdoor/Transport122/169
Community Involvement2/3
Retailing/Wholesaling/Trading87/173

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
Examine entire supply chain, including overseas suppliers, to assess the sustainability reporting and track record of all suppliers.
60
Offer employee incentive programs for the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles
50
Use fuel-efficient company cars, and schedule regular maintenance
36
Reserve one day a year when your company volunteers for local environmental or community projects (e.g., Habitat for Humanity, Earth Day, Save a Tree)
36
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
Purchase or lease copiers and printers that have a duplexing (two-sided copying and printing) function
18
Expand your recycling program to also include: glass, plastic, and aluminum
18
Encourage employee carpools, public transportation, or bicycling as a means of transportation. Post schedules and route maps throughout office
18
Purchase offsets for the travel emissions that can’t be reduced
18
Offer an office composting program for food waste
12
Purchase copy paper, folders, and other office paper products made from 30-100% post-consumer recycled materials
12
Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified electronic equipment, globally recognized as the most energy efficient equipment available in the market.
12
Establish a paperless billing program for your customers and encourage use by creating incentives
12
Use energy efficient cash registers or Point-of-sale (POS) terminals.
12
Replace Open/Closed signs with LED or high-efficiency alternatives.
12
Use high recycled content paper receipts.
12
Use energy efficient display lighting, utilizing the best possible lighting options for window displays, display cases, and cabinets.
12
Install a filtered water tap at your sink or a water cooler for drinking water instead of purchasing bottled water to save money and reduce waste
8
Purchase trash bins and liners made from 35-100% post-consumer recycled materials
8
Use electronic proofs and recycled, non-toxic supplies/suppliers to create promotional materials
8
Use environmentally-friendly cleaning chemicals for daily use such as a non-toxic multipurpose cleaner or glass cleaner
8
Optimize your servers and web hosting services
8
Green your meetings, conferences and parties
8
Work with vendors to minimize product packaging.
8
Redesign receipts to be simpler and more eco-friendly.
8
Purchase paper towels and toilet paper made from 35-100% post-consumer recycled materials
6
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
Eliminate envelopes from marketing materials – use fold and mail when possible
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
Eliminate unnecessary paper forms; instead use electronic forms when possible
6
Use a cleaning company that purchases all-natural cleaning products, or insist that your current cleaning company use them
6
Eliminate the use of plastic bags (paper bags, preferably made with minimum 40% post consumer waste, or BPI certified compostable bags are acceptable).
6
Sell gift cards made from recycled plastic and establish a gift card recycling service in store.
6
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Purchase recycled or remanufactured toner cartridges to realize significant cost savings
4
Properly dispose of batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, and electronics
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
Reduce junk mail by removing your business’ name from national direct marketing databases
4
Use rechargeable batteries, instead of disposable alkaline batteries
4
Use air-filtering plants throughout the office to improve indoor air quality
4
Inform your customers about your business’ efforts to become environmentally friendly and follow green practices
4
Purchase products and services from green-certified or Green Business Bureau vendors
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
Bring sustainability into employees’ homes through company-sponsored education
4
Use telepresence or other long-distance communication to replace travel when possible
4
Offer an incentive to customers who bring their own shopping bags, coffee mugs, etc. and/or use a disincentive such as charging a fee for disposable containers and bags.
4
Donate old and unused merchandise to a local charity.
4
Recycle unwanted cell phones and PDAs
3
Display the Environmental Compliance Poster in a visible location where your employees will be reminded of environmental laws and activities to green your business
2
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
Use water-conserving cleaning methods and strategies while cleaning.
2
Develop an energy conservation policy
2
Set up an office supply re-use center
2
Sell or donate unneeded furniture and equipment
2
Serve and encourage employees to purchase local, organic and fair trade food and drink
2
Offer environmentally friendly gift-wrapping options, such as recycled wrapping papers, tissue paper, bags, and boxes.
2
Create and adopt a corporate environmental sustainability vision statement
1
Conduct a kick-off meeting to review the GBB Assessment results and recommended initiatives.
1
Put together an office Green Team which will serve as the initial supporters of greening your business as well as enlisting and informing all employees of key activities
1
Complete the GBB Assessment to determine your current level of green activities, and get credit for things you are already doing
1
Become an annual sponsor of an event promoting sustainability in your area
1
Become an active member of an organization that continually works to improve the environment nationally or in your area
1
Develop a paper reduction policy, and conduct a paper reduction campaign
1
Use natural odor elimination
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
Use an environmentally friendly display board instead of foam core board to post memos, schedules and other notices in a centralized area.
1