Our company-wide “Green Initiative,” was designed to further reduce excess waste in our offices and educate our employees on ways they can observe and embrace the three R’s in their personal lives. As COVID-19 forced employees to work remotely, our Green Initiative has continued to offer ways for employees, and their friends and families, to be more sustainable in their home setting.
Document printing is kept to a minimum, tax returns are filed electronically when possible, and documents are transferred via our secure My GTN Portal, alleviating the need for clients to print out and send hard copies to us.
In our office kitchens, we have replaced paper plates and plastic utensils with plates and silverware. Additionally, the use of recycling bins is commonplace, and we are working to secure ways to dispose of compostable waste.
Minimizing our carbon footprint
When business returns to a more normal state and people return to the office, we will continue to utilize and encourage video conferencing versus driving in or flying to in-person client and internal meetings. Additionally, efforts are underway to calculate the carbon footprint associated with employee travel and make associated annual carbon offset contributions.
Office space structure
When we return to working in offices again, we will continue to maintain a 4:3 staff to desk ratio by supporting and encouraging work-from-home as well as a “hoteling” strategy.