Green Certified Web

This site is Green Certified by  The organization who owns this web site has integrated Sustainable processes into their business and is committed to doing even more to preserve Natural Resources in their day to day business practice. They paid to be trained in being green in business, for the opportunity to do a business self evaluation and to share the results of that evaluation with you, the visitor to their web site. The list of sustainable processes listed below is based on a "self evaluation."


  Certified Web Site:
  Company:   Produce Connection
  City, State:   Chelse, MA
  Certification Valid From:   8/10/2012
  Certification Valid To:   8/10/2013
Below are some of the Eco-Friendly practices this business claims are currently part of their sustainability efforts. No business exists that isn't constantly growing and working to be better. Check back to see new ways they have found to be green. As this business becomes more sustainable, these changes will be posted here...

Sustainability Efforts - How this Business is Green:

1.   Please tell us about what your company or organization does
  Produce Connection is a leader in wholesale distribution of fresh and processed produce. We buy a large portion of our products direct from the source.
2.   Tell us something about your company and your efforts to go green and be sustainable:
  Our building utilizes electricity generated through solar panels on our roof. We contract with our solid waste company to bring all our produce scraps to compost facilities. We have been phasing in new trucks that meet or exceed the latest emission standards for diesel vehicles. All of our refrigeration equipment is controlled by an energy management system that turns off blowers when the units are nor in cooling mode and allows for 100% 24 hour live monitoring of all our refrigerated spaces.
3.   We purchase recycled products:
  Paper with at least 30% post-consumer recycle stock
4.   When it comes to employee transportation:
  We encourage our employees to find their own solutions
5.   We regulate the temperature in our business by:
  Using a programmable thermostat
6.   Our lighting in our business is...
  Some T-12 fluorescent lighting and some energy efficient lighting
7.   Stand by electronics like printers, chargers and computer speakers are...
  some are turned off at night, others stay on to help run the business
8.   With regard to an energy audit...
  We have had an energy audit and implemented the suggestions
9.   When buying electronic products for our office, we...
  Balance cost against energy efficiency but do our best to be energy efficient
10.   Whenever possible, we buy locally:  We have developed relationships with local growers that will pack us only the most perfect produce available. Some of these farms include; Wilson Farm Lexington,
11.   We encourage our staff to avoid printing emails
12.   We prefer to telecommute and avoid flying
13.   We do most customer business (registration, invoicing, contracts, etc.) over the phone, web site or through email.
14.   We avoid using .doc and other large file formats and convert all web based documents to .PDF file format.
15.   Our site is simple with minimal graphics.
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