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:   Schaefer Recognition Group
  City, State:   Glendale, AZ
  Certification Valid From:   9/28/2010
  Certification Valid To:   9/28/2013
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
  We help companies save money on their employee recognition and incentive programs, get better results and prove it to their CFO. We do this by combining all of their employee communications into a single, strategy using a robust technology platform. This approach allows our clients to get the best possible value, train their managers and employees how to properly participate in their programs, track and monitor results, and keep their program relevent and up to date. Today's workforce has four distinct generations, so the challenge is to get managers enthusiactically engaged, then educated to make recognition a productive manaement tool, not just a series of entitlements. Our team has all of the capabilities and program components necessary to craft a fully customize recognition and incentive strategy around a company's unique culture and mission.
2.   Tell us something about your company and your efforts to go green and be sustainable:
  Our employee are all remote workers and almost everything we do is web based, so we minimize commuting travel, paper and office resources. We also set up our clients on programs that are primarily internet based, so they also enjoy minimal carbon footprint while maximizing the efficiency and speed of all program components. Each of our staff and their families practices their own green initiatives in their homes and home offices.
3.   Is there anything special or unique about how you run your company that is sustainable or helps the environment?
  I setting up selections of awards for our plateau recognition programs, we seek out suppliers who use green production practices and note this on our selection sheets. We also work with suppliers who contribute a portion of their profits to green causes and organizations.
4.   Is there anything special or unique about your web site or internet presence that is sustainable or helps the environment?
  We promote products and services that stress the optimal use of technology and internet tools, so are continually demonstrating ways of minimizing our use of paper and energy in what we do.
5.   Our recycling program consists of:
  We provide recycling bins in our office
6.   We purchase recycled products:
  Some post-consumer recycle paper stock
7.   When it comes to employee transportation:
  We encourage our employees to find their own solutions
8.   In the break room we...
  have employees bring their own cutlery instead of using plastic
9.   We regulate the temperature in our business by:
  Using a programmable thermostat
10.   Our lighting in our business is...
  Some T-12 fluorescent lighting and some energy efficient lighting
11.   Stand by electronics like printers, chargers and computer speakers are...
  some are turned off at night, others stay on to help run the business
12.   When buying electronic products for our office, we...
  Balance cost against energy efficiency but do our best to be energy efficient
13.   We take the stairs rather than the elevator to work.
14.   All of our computers and monitors turn off after 10 minutes of non use.
15.   Our computers go into standby mode after 1 hour of nonuse.
16.   We encourage our staff to avoid printing emails
17.   We prefer to telecommute and avoid flying
18.   We do most customer business (registration, invoicing, contracts, etc.) over the phone, web site or through email.
19.   Our web site is designed with print friendly pages that only print the necessary information, not the unnecessary buttons and graphics.
20.   We avoid using .doc and other large file formats and convert all web based documents to .PDF file format.
21.   Our web site is designed to be fast loading by limiting the size of graphics and image files.
22.   We do not use Flash on our site or our Flash uses Vector graphics and text to avoid large bitmap image files.
23.   Our site is simple with minimal graphics.
24.   Our web site hosting company is green and eco-friendly
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