1) Harnessing energy from the sun for our office
We’ve installed 3 15-panel arrays totaling 10 kW at the east entrance of our headquarters plus a 4 kW solar panel awning along the south side, offsetting over 18,000 kW hours and 13.7 tons of CO2 annually.
2) Encouraging employee wellness
In addition to providing a walking trail and an organic garden for employees, we offer a wellness challenge twice a year, where participants engage in exercise competitions, learn about healthier eating habits, and attend informational presentations by various local health and wellness professionals. Participants are also provided with a Fitbit. Other ongoing wellness activities include disease management programs (e.g., diabetes, breast cancer awareness) and a monthly wellness newsletter.
3) Reducing waste
We have recycle bins placed throughout the building, a baler in the warehouse, and e-cycling collection containers on the premises. But we know that recycling isn’t enough, so we close the loop by purchasing supplies made of recycled content when possible (e.g., 80% of our shipping boxes are now made with post-consumer recycled content). We also reuse packaging materials from vendor shipments and scan all return and receiving documents, which saves nearly a ream of paper per day.
4) Giving back
One of the causes we support is breast cancer research, holding annual fundraisers and donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of The Pink Glove to City of Hope. Local community outreach includes a winter coat drive, holiday toy collection, and food pantry donations.