Metalunic
Committed Since: May 2022
164 Rue Royal, Les Coteaux, Quebec J7X 1A6, Canada
Prerequisites 5/5
Community/Society 18/182
Workplace/Culture 158/291
Transportation 109/461
Consumption/Waste 222/537
Water Use 16/151
Energy/Emissions 217/624
Work From Home 215/663
Governance 193/268

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
51-75% of your power supply is from on-site renewable energy solutions (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.)
90
Become a completely remote company, requiring no office space or regular transportation to/from work
75
Upgrade from older fluorescent T12, T8 and T5 lamps to LED alternatives
36
Provide 20 weeks paid family leave policy accessible to all employees
36
Compost your home food waste
36
Have a composting program for your business food waste
30
Implement a green procurement policy
30
Install a biodigester to decompose your household’s waste and turn it into usable fuel or compost
27
Implement a sustainability process and standard for all meetings, conferences, and events
25
Opt-in to receiving 100% renewable energy from your power provider
25
Optimize your on-premise servers and business systems by ensuring the hardware is up-to-date and energy efficient
24
Create an executive leadership team with women, minorities, and people from underrepresented communities in top leadership roles
24
Use washable electrostatic furnace and air conditioning filters
20
Use a hybrid personal vehicle
20
Meet if not exceed Federal and State regulations for your industry
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
Perform a yearly assessment of all suppliers/vendors’ environmental and social practices in comparison to your company’s commitments
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
Properly recycle all household waste according to your local regulations
18
Create a detailed risk management plan for projects and programs
18
Identify and manage risks related to your suppliers’ sustainability performance
18
Switch to low-pressure and highly efficient showerheads and faucets
15
Purchase all office paper products made from 50-100% recycled materials
12
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight
12
Purchase or lease used or recycled office equipment and furniture
12
Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified or similarly highly efficient appliances
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
Purchase produce in-season from local farmer’s markets or co-ops
12
Establish a process for the board to oversee and assess the company’s performance in sustainability issues
12
Pay top executives no more than the minimum compensation necessary to ensure productive and effective performance
12
Create and implement a human health and safety policy
12
Adhere to labor, child labor, forced labor, and reasonable working hour laws and practices
12
Disclose any risks to the environment or the public created by your company’s products or operations timely and publicly
12
Keep corporate accounting accurate and up-to-date, enabling operation decisions to be made about investing, hiring, and project management
12
When working from an alternative location (not home office) walk or bike
10
Properly dispose of all hazardous waste materials including batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, aerosol cans, and electronics
9
Properly dispose of all household hazardous waste materials including batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, aerosol cans, and electronics
9
Conduct a comprehensive water usage assessment/audit to pinpoint specific areas of water usage and waste
8
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
Encourage employee carpools
8
Significantly limit the amount of physical marketing materials you produce
8
Complete a consumption and waste audit to help identify and quantify the items your business acquires, uses, and discards
8
Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, bio-based cleaning products
8
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs
8
Establish a paperless billing program for your customers
8
Use recycled and environmentally preferred office supplies such as pens, notebooks, etc.
8
Have accessible green space somewhere onsite or in close proximity to grounds
8
Conduct multiple quality checks on your products and/or services before distributing to consumers to ensure highest possible quality
8
Conduct investigations of ethical violations, and when substantiated hand out fair and reasonable consequences
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
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
Replace all traditional bulbs with LED bulbs throughout your home work space
6
Use eco-friendly, bio-based, non-toxic home cleaning products
6
Stop using all single-use plastic kitchen utensils, plates, bowls, and cups
6
Use reusable bags instead of plastic bags when shopping
6
Purchase home paper towels and toilet paper made from 50-100% recycled materials
6
Use natural light throughout 75% of the day instead of overhead lights
5
Become an active member, either by serving on the board, donating or volunteering time for an organization that continually works to improve the environment
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
Designate carpool, hybrid, and EV parking spaces that are in preferred areas of your parking lot (e.g. closer to the building entrance or covered)
4
Reduce junk mail by removing your organization’s name from national direct marketing databases
4
Eliminate the use of disposable batteries and switch entirely to rechargeable
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
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
Add shades/window covering to reduce heat gain
4
Provide a trusted, impartial and empowered 3rd party for the remediation of significant conflicts arising between employees and the business/business leaders
4
Plant native, region-friendly plants in your home garden
4
Stop purchasing single-use plastic waterbottles. Install a water filter if necessary
4
Establish a clear governance and decision-making structure, including the composition of the board of directors, board committees, executives, and shareholders
4
Create and implement a policy for protecting sensitive information
4
Conduct regular cyber/data security checks
4
Accept and evaluate employee’s feedback about violations of your corporate ethics and conduct policy
4
Create and implement an employee code of conduct
4
Create and enforce a whistleblowing policy
4
Create and enforce a policy for preventing and addressing discrimination and harassment
4
Minimize air conditioning usage through natural ventilation by opening windows
3
Train employees on your cyber/data security policies and what to do in case of a potential breach
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
2
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
Use natural odor elimination
1
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require dry cleaning
1