Environment Policy Statement
KeepTheBossFireTheBoss.com we make responsible choices with our technology and
operations to drive sustainability excellence across our business.
We do this by setting guidelines for how we manage and grow our
business with the support of our employees, customers, partners and
suppliers. The following highlights the commitments we've made to
achieve the highest standards of sustainable business operations:
- Invests in alternative work arrangements such as
hoteling and flexable workspace that have financial, environmental, and
- Evaluates the environmental profile of the
furniture and fixtures we buy, favouring suppliers and products that
have better environmental profiles.
- Reduces office waste through
expanded reduction, recycling, and composting programs.
Travel and Events
- Procures the most energy-efficient servers and equipment that meet our business
- Explicitly includes environmental
criteria - co-location providers' environmental policies and
initiatives - in the consideration of new co-location facilities
through the RFP process.
- Include environmental considerations in
renegotiated leases with our existing co-location providers, where
- Implement environmental monitoring tools to measure our
use of power in our co-location facilities where possible.
- Responsibly manages (reuses, recycles, properly disposes of) all
leased and owned IT equipment at the end of their useful lives. For leased IT equipment, obtains written assurance
from our major suppliers that the equipment is responsibly managed
when returned at end of lease. For owned equipment, partners with a
certified electronic waste vendor and obtains the same written
- Works with our travel suppliers to measure, analyze, and report business travel
information, including Greenhouse Gas emissions.
- Educates employees on the
environmental impacts of travel and events and offers green tips,
tools, and solutions via our internal website.
- Engages our travel
and event suppliers (hotels, conference centers, rental cars
agencies) to share our environmental policy and
identify greener choices for our travel and events.
- Where relevant
and appropriate and supported by the business owners, includes
environmental considerations in our RFPs and contracts; shows
preference to those suppliers that can meet our business
requirements in environmentally preferable ways.
non-essential business travel where feasible through the use of
technologies such as videoconferencing.
- Notifies our
suppliers about our environmental policy and our expectation that
they comply with all applicable environmental regulations wherever
they do business.
- Includes environmental criteria in our supplier
selection process and gives preference to suppliers with better
environmental performance (assuming they meet our business
- Procures the most energy-efficient IT equipment,
provided that it meets our business requirements; gives particular
preference to products carrying reputable certifications or labels
such as Energy Star or EPEAT.
- Procures environmentally preferably
office products, with a preference for products carrying reputable
certifications or labels such as FSC.
- Increases our sourcing of
sustainable, healthier foods and beverages for our offices, with a
preference for organically and locally grown products; minimizes
packaging in the sourcing of our food and beverages
- Where relevant
and consistent with the above obligations, includes our
environmental expectations in our Supplier Code of Conduct, master
service agreements, and contracts.
- Educates our employees
about environmental issues and impacts, policy, and
- Provides our employees with tools and incentives to manage
their environmental impacts, including helping them to reduce
business and commuter travel.