MAYO Designs Inc.
Member Since: December 2019
Prerequisites 5/5
Community/Society 48/182
Workplace/Culture 48/291
Transportation 34/461
Consumption/Waste 184/551
Water Use 8/151
Energy/Emissions 44/624
Work From Home 126/663
Governance 6/268

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
Your home is powered by on-site renewable energy
50
Use a tankless or otherwise highly efficient home hot water heater
40
Compost your home food waste
36
Have a composting program for your business food waste
30
To reduce emissions, 50-74% of your workdays are either remote or employees use public transportation, walking, or biking to get to work 50-74% of workdays
30
Implement a sustainability process and standard for all meetings, conferences, and events
25
Optimize your on-premise servers and business systems by ensuring the hardware is up-to-date and energy efficient
24
Eliminate all single-use paper, styrofoam or plastic cups, plates, and utensils in the kitchen area. Use reusable mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
18
Provide a benefits package that meets the needs of employees, and is well-defined, accessible and transparent to all workers
18
Provide a living wage for all employees, at all levels of the organization including both full time and part time workers
18
Purchase and serve 75-100% local, organic, and fair trade food and drink
16
Purchase all office paper products made from 50-100% recycled materials
12
Purchase or lease used or recycled office equipment and furniture
12
Philanthropically donate a percentage of your revenue or profits and/or company time to an environmental cause
12
Reserve at least one day a year when your company volunteers for local environmental or community projects (e.g., Habitat for Humanity, Earth Day, Save a Tree)
12
Properly dispose of all hazardous waste materials including batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, aerosol cans, and electronics
9
Purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to off-set any emissions related to energy consumption
9
Install a filtered water tap or water bottle refill station that provide high-quality drinking water
8
Become an annual sponsor, making a substantial contribution to a meaningful event promoting sustainability in your area
8
Significantly limit the amount of physical marketing materials you produce
8
Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, bio-based cleaning products
8
Establish a paperless billing program for your customers
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
Administer company-wide employee training on sustainability efforts both at work and at home
6
Place a company employee on the organizing committee for a sustainability event
4
Become an active member, either by serving on the board, donating or volunteering time for an organization that continually works to improve the environmen
4
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Purchase recycled or remanufactured toner cartridges
4
Eliminate the use of disposable batteries and switch entirely to rechargeable
4
Use reusable cleaning products such as towels and sponges, eliminating paper towels
4
Use air-filtering plants throughout the office
4
Print and copy double-sided only
4
Make your business’ sustainability efforts a central part of your message by filling out and linking to your GBB Public Profile and publishing your sustainability commitment on your website
4
Use a sustainable web hosting service
4
Reuse, sell, or donate used or unneeded furniture, equipment, and office supplies
4
Use virtual meeting platforms to replace travel when possible
4
Include a specific commitment to a positive social and environmental impact in your corporate mission statement
4
Minimize air conditioning usage through natural ventilation by opening windows
3
Purchase trash liners made from 50-100% recycled materials
2
Use ceiling fans in place of air conditioning when possible
2
Reduce “vampire loads” by unplugging appliances when not in use to reduce business emissions
2
Assist at least one other business in learning about sustainability, social responsibility, and green business efforts and encourage them to join GBB
2
Commit to inviting, receiving and acting upon customer and community feedback in a welcoming and constructive way at all times.
2
Communicate pricing and services transparently, authentically, and consistently to all customers
2
Organize a sustainability committee to lead your organization’s sustainability program
1
Complete the GBB getting started steps
1
Develop a sustainability mission statement for your business and define your company’s core commitments
1
Populate your company’s sustainability accomplishments in your profile
1
Announce your commitment to GBB to all employees
1
Use natural odor elimination
1
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require dry cleaning
1