BlogJuly 24, 2023
A Significant Milestone in Our Sustainability Journey
In 2019, initiated and inspired by our employees, CapTech joined the Green Business Bureau (GBB) to help us understand, prioritize, and implement green initiatives and sustainable business practices in our local offices. Today, sustainable business practices are a significant part of our national Corporate Social Responsibility program, and we are proud to have recently achieved GBB’s top-tier Platinum level certification.
The GBB is the trusted authority in green business, providing solutions and a sustainability framework that allows companies of all sizes to manage and certify their green initiatives and drive positive change. With the GBB’s guidance and CapTech’s commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and building green programs, CapTech completed enough initiatives to receive the Platinum Seal.
The most significant impact was realized when we transformed our day-to-day business practices from office-centric to digital and remote starting in 2020. This shift to a hybrid model of work significantly reduced our paper consumption and carbon emissions, minimizing office usage, printer and copier usage, and travel requirements. Leasing office space in buildings with green certifications, updating lighting to LED alternatives, installation of motion sensors on faucets, optimizing on-premises servers, and purchasing Energy-Star office appliances are among the many ways we’ve outfitted our communal spaces and are laying the groundwork for our sustainability journey.
“The GBB seal is an important recognition of our commitment to sustainability and the environment. Although we’ve attained Platinum status, there is more to do, and we’ll continue to grow our eco-friendly programs along with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy,” said Tina Rulli, CapTech’s Director of Communications.
As reflected in our company Vision Statement and upheld in our CSR focus areas, our goal is to “improve the world we live and work in through the transformative power of technology.” By offering digital and remote or hybrid solutions, low-waste office spaces, and empowering our employees to champion our efforts, CapTech is proud to reach a new milestone in our progress.