Green has been the new black for many years now and so many companies are jumping on board. With sustainability at the forefront of many business values—ours included—we thought it would be interesting to see exactly how companies are going green.
Recently, Mediacorp Canada Inc. released a list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers that are doing their best to go green. We’re taking a look at a few that you may have heard of, and will show you how we’re doing our part to keep this earth green.
Though IKEA is known world-wide for their affordable, transportable, flat-packed furniture, they’re also making huge strides for a more sustainable future. In Canada, IKEA has developed and initiated a sustainability strategy that aims to produce as much renewable energy as they consume by 2020. They’ve already installed solar panels on top of stores in Ontario and purchased megawatt wind farms in Alberta to help them reach this goal. And that’s only a fraction of how the company has moved towards sustainability!
The printer giant, Xerox, has several green initiatives to help reduce paper waste and the impact of printing on the environment. In addition to supporting new ink technologies and ink cartridge return programs, Xerox also boasts a partnership with The Nature Conservancy to protect forests across the globe.
Shoo-Foo operates out of Vancouver so of course we’re proud that our city has made it onto the list as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers! Through the “Greenest City 2020 Action Plan,” the city intends to reduce fossil fuels, increase urban farming, and promote environmentally-friendly modes of transportation such as walking or cycling. With the release of the city’s new bike share program Mobi, we’d say they’re well on their way.
Mountain Equipment Co-op, or MEC, is a retailer that provides outdoor recreational gear and clothing. They’re promoting sustainability by hosting gear swaps, offering equipment rentals, and offering repair services to increase equipment lifespan. MEC is also sourcing more environmentally-friendly materials for their MEC-branded products.
Here at Shoo-Foo, sustainability has been one of our core values since Day 1. Our organically grown bamboo doesn’t require pesticides or chemicals during farming and our closed-loop manufacturing process recycles 99.5% of the solvent used, reducing waste.
Our bamboo fibres are grown, processed, and woven in China by locals whose methods result in as little environmental impact as possible. Our products are shipped directly to their new owners so there’s no energy wasted in transporting materials to a warehouse.
In addition, our store is 100% virtual! This means we’re not using up energy and resources to house and supply our stock.
If you want to commit to a greener future, consider eco-friendly alternatives to high-waste products. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions on how we’re focusing on sustainability!