TheGreenOffice.com

Online Retail, Sustainability Consulting, Carbon Offsetting, Other Green Office

San Francisco, California

United States

thegreenoffice.com

About TheGreenOffice.com

TheGreenOffice.com is a one-stop online retailer featuring over 34,000 green and conventional office products and a comprehensive range of sustainability services designed to make office greening easy and cost effective. They take the research out of responsible shopping by labeling and ranking their catalog by greenness, allowing you to balance price, performance, and sustainability. Here you'll find discounts up to 75% off list as well as contract pricing and free e-procurement tools for corporate customers. Most of their products are delivered next-day and FREE of charge by a team of professionals with a passion for customer service.

Fundamentally, business exists to improve lives while sustaining the planet. Here they challenge manufacturers to do their part and empower you to do yours. Their ultimate vision: your values at work. By that they mean an office environment run on green products and driven by green practice. Every day, they empower consumers to align values with action by providing easy and affordable access to office greening essentials. In every sphere of operation they strive to model sustainable business by maximizing the social, ecological, and financial performance of our company - what is known as the triple-bottom-line.

Enlightened self-interest dictates that we not only model the best practices of sustainable business but address issues of social injustice and ecological imbalance at their root. The standards and legal framework adopted by B Corporations constitute a foundation upon which to build the new green economy.

The Change We Seek®

Our goal is to challenge industry and workplaces alike to do it greener. In our relatively short history we have taken leadership positions on a variety of workplace sustainability matters, including:

• The first company to offer a full selection of dark green, green, and conventional products under one virtual roof

• The first company to label and rank a 34,000+ product catalog by greenness

• The first one-stop-solution to remove all items containing PVC / vinyl

• The first to company to develop a comprehensive Office Footprint CalculatorTM

• A member of he first cohort of certified San Francisco Bay Area Green Businesses

• One of the first (if not the first) California corporation to amend its articles of incorporation to include sustainability principles

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

December 2007
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

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N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
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80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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Company Highlights: 

Environment: >75% of office supplies come from recycled materials; >50% of carbon inventory offset; >50% of energy comes from renewable sources; Annual carbon inventory review , 5 tons of CO2 offset

Employees: 100% of employees reimbursed for continued education; All employees paid a living wage; 100% of individual health insurance premiums covered; 3 weeks vacation; >50% of employees own stock

Consumers: 100% of products/service provide environmental benefit

2014 Best for the World Environment

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