Whispering Pines Sportswear
Committed Since: March 2024
404 Usher Street, Pageland, SC 29728, United States
Prerequisites 5/5
Community/Society 22/182
Workplace/Culture 108/291
Transportation 123/461
Consumption/Waste 82/551
Water Use 16/151
Energy/Emissions 61/624
Work From Home 8/663
Governance 40/268

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
75-100% of company vehicles are electric
75
25-74% of company vehicles are electric
48
Upgrade from older fluorescent T12, T8 and T5 lamps to LED alternatives
36
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
Have a four-day work week
18
Use chlorine-free and FSC-certified paper products
15
Purchase all office paper products made from 50-100% recycled materials
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
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
Properly dispose of all 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
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs
8
Establish a paperless billing program for your customers
8
Use concentrated cleaning products
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
Eliminate unnecessary paper usage as much as possible including forms, contracts, meeting agendas and materials, proofs, and drafts
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
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Purchase recycled or remanufactured toner cartridges
4
Reduce junk mail by removing your organization’s name from national direct marketing databases
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 a shared or centralized printer
4
Include a specific commitment to a positive social and environmental impact in your corporate mission statement
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 policy for preventing and addressing discrimination and harassment
4
Designate an employee as community engagement leader or create a community engagement team
4
Minimize air conditioning usage through natural ventilation by opening windows
3
Reduce “vampire loads” by unplugging appliances when not in use
2
Use ceiling fans and windows in place of air conditioning
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