Opterra Solutions
Member Since: July 2021
270 Bruner Road, Lexington, SC 29072, United States
Prerequisites5/5
Community/Society4/174
Workplace/Culture5/291
Transportation79/461
Consumption/Waste83/541
Water Use8/143
Energy/Emissions60/616

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
Upgrade from older fluorescent T12, T8 and T5 lamps to LED alternatives
36
Eliminate all single-use paper, styrofoam or plastic cups, plates, and utensils in the kitchen area. Use reusable mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
18
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
Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified appliances to reduce business scope 2 emissions
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
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
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
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Purchase recycled or remanufactured toner cartridges
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
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
Reuse, sell, or donate used or unneeded furniture, equipment, and office supplies
4
Use virtual meeting platforms to replace travel when possible
4
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
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require dry cleaning
1