Why get designated as a Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplace?
The Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplace designation recognizes organizations who have been making the commitment to sustainability based on their waste reduction, water conservation, energy efficiency, supplier sustainability, and practices towards employees, consumers and community residents.
Stand out to Talent, Partners, and Stakeholders
Local organizations benefit from making their values known to talent, partners, and stakeholders. Today’s public cares about supporting organizations that are socially and environmentally responsible, care about their communities, and treat their employees well. Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplaces set themselves apart as organizations that care about these issues and give interested parties a way to find them based on their values.
Save Money and Cut Costs
Sustainability pays. Literally. Sustainable behaviors, such as installing energy efficient appliances and lighting, conserving water, and eliminating waste, are all great for the environment and the community, but they also cut energy use and supply costs for retailers. Sustainable Pittsburgh Workplaces reduce waste and conserve energy which supports a healthy environment and saves money. It’s a double benefit.
Your designation shows your employees that you value them. Having happier employees leads to an increase in productivity, increased morale, and ultimately lower employee turnover. All of these things lead to a stronger team within your organization.
Get More Publicity
We like to recognize organizations that are taking sustainable action which is why we help them gain attention and publicity. In addition to providing these organizations with window decals and other swag, we promote the workplaces through advertising, social media, and our websites. We pitch stories to publications and media outlets, host events, and even provide them with tools and resources to help them with their own marketing and promotion.
Become a Part of the Sustainable Workplace Community
Being a part of the sustainable workplace community connects our designated workplaces with one another. This allows them to share advice and recommendations about how to optimize their organizations for sustainability and profitability. Workplaces can swap stories about the best vendors, energy-saving best practices, and how to use their designation to spread the word about their organization. Additionally, designated workplaces are provided a plethora of resources and one-on-one assistance to help them improve, cut costs, and connect with new talent, partners, and stakeholders.