Rocket Industrial
Committed Since: May 2022
200 Washington St, #220, Wausau, Wisconsin 54403, United States
Prerequisites 5/5
Community/Society 132/182
Workplace/Culture 155/291
Transportation 52/461
Consumption/Waste 65/551
Water Use 8/151
Energy/Emissions 12/624
Work From Home 5/663
Governance 72/268

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
Rent or purchase a building that is close to public transportation stops and bike paths
36
Track and measure your company’s impact on the environment along your supply chain
25
Create a fund/scholarship for local youth to pursue higher education
24
Create a pathway program for local youths to intern and eventually become employed at your company
24
Create an executive leadership team with women, minorities, and people from underrepresented communities in top leadership roles
24
Provide a product or service, as part of your company’s core strategy, that delivers a social or environmental benefit and/or focuses on an underserved part of the community.
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
Incorporate biophilic design by installing green walls in the office environment
16
Purchase all office paper products made from 50-100% recycled materials
12
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight
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
Provide an annual public report or update on your company’s environmental and social responsibility efforts, initiatives, and improvements
12
Install bike racks outside of the office or choose a building with ample bike racks on-site to support the amount of employees
12
Provide equitable opportunities to ensure women have equal access to employment, leadership roles, and pay
12
Provide fair and appropriate breaks for workers based on hours worked and enforce a strict policy that they must take them
12
Institute a policy for providing training, certification, and professional development opportunities to employees
12
Adhere to labor, child labor, forced labor, and reasonable working hour laws and practices
12
Keep corporate accounting accurate and up-to-date, enabling operation decisions to be made about investing, hiring, and project management
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
Become an annual sponsor, making a substantial contribution to a meaningful event promoting sustainability in your area
8
Establish a paperless billing program for your customers
8
Have accessible green space somewhere onsite or in close proximity to grounds
8
Regularly evaluate employee satisfaction through interviews, surveys, or calculation of employee net promoter score
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
Conduct exit interviews to gain insights on company culture and operations and make improvements based on feedback
6
Give opportunity for all employees to provide feedback of any kind and feel secure and empowered to do so
6
Locate home office in room with ample windows to take advantage of daylighting
5
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
Develop a paper reduction policy that clearly defines when and how items should be printed
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
Choose bio-based, reused, recycled, recyclable, or FSC certified boxes and bags for shipping
4
Reuse, sell, or donate used or unneeded furniture, equipment, and office supplies
4
Use virtual meeting platforms to replace travel when possible
4
Communicate your social responsibility initiatives with customers and other stakeholders in a way that clearly defines your company values, policies, objectives and actual performance
4
Evaluate customer and community satisfaction with your company through calculating your net promoter score (NPS)
4
Provide regular formal review, linked to a comprehensive development plan, with clear and constructive feedback to all employees
4
Create and implement a policy for protecting sensitive information
4
Conduct regular cyber/data security checks
4
Include a specific commitment to a positive social and environmental impact in your corporate mission statement
4
Create and implement an employee code of conduct
4
Create and enforce a policy for preventing and addressing discrimination and harassment
4
Train employees on your cyber/data security policies and what to do in case of a potential breach
3
Assist at least one other business in learning about sustainability, social responsibility, and green business efforts and encourage them to join GBB
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
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require dry cleaning
1