HARVEC
Member Since: October 2021
2002 Timberloch Pl, Suite 200, The Woodlands, Texas 77380, United States
Prerequisites 5/5
Community/Society 0/182
Workplace/Culture 2/301
Transportation 97/461
Consumption/Waste 87/567
Water Use 44/409
Energy/Emissions 82/986
Work From Home 0/663
Governance 0/272
Retailing/Wholesaling/Trading 0/407

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
Become a completely remote company, requiring no office space or regular transportation to/from work
75
25-50% of your power supply is from on-site renewable energy solutions (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.)
60
Plant native, regionally-friendly plants to minimize water use and impact on local habitat
20
Eliminate all single-use paper, styrofoam or plastic cups, plates, and utensils in the kitchen area. Use reusable mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
18
Schedule regular maintenance on company vehicles to ensure each vehicle is operating as efficiently as possible to reduce emissions
18
Choose a pest control service that minimizes the use of toxic pesticides
16
Purchase all office paper products made from 50-100% recycled materials
12
Use a drip irrigation system for watering landscaping
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
8
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs
8
Undergo regular and complete check-ups and maintenance of your HVAC or A/C system
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
Develop a paper reduction policy that clearly defines when and how items should be printed
4
Change your HVAC or A/C filters every six months or more frequently as is recommended by filter type
4
Regularly test your irrigation system to ensure proper configuration, optimized watering schedule, and eliminate overwatering and waste
4
Print and copy double-sided only
4
Reuse, sell, or donate used or unneeded furniture, equipment, and office supplies
4
Use virtual meeting platforms to replace travel when possible
4
Designate your office as a smoke-free working environment with outside smoking areas 25 feet away from building entry areas and common walkways
2
Use ceiling fans in place of air conditioning when possible
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