America\'s Best Cleaners - Green Business Bureau Eco Certification For Drycleaners Webinar Jan.7 2010
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Presentation by America\'s Best Cleaners and the Green Business Bureau outlining the benefits, value and criteria of the dry-cleaners eco-friendly certification and sustainability strategy.

Presentation by America\'s Best Cleaners and the Green Business Bureau outlining the benefits, value and criteria of the dry-cleaners eco-friendly certification and sustainability strategy.

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    America\'s Best Cleaners - Green Business Bureau Eco Certification For Drycleaners Webinar Jan.7 2010 America\'s Best Cleaners - Green Business Bureau Eco Certification For Drycleaners Webinar Jan.7 2010 Presentation Transcript

    • Being “green” is NOT about radical environmentalism. You will have to decide what shade of green you want your business to be.
    • •  Our  Vision:   Our  Mission    Businesses  worldwide  will  recognize  the   environmental  and  economic  value  of   abiding  by  environmental  laws  and  business   prac;ces.   •  Our  Mission:    The  mission  of  the  Green  Business  Bureau  is   to  foster  environmental  awareness  among   businesses  and  promote  business  prac;ces   that  are  both  environmentally  responsible   and  commercially  beneficial.  We  serve  as  a   na;onal  third-­‐party  program  that  provides   cer;fica;on  for  businesses  that  follow   environmentally  responsible  prac;ces.   11  
    • GBB  &  ABC  Exclusive  Partnership   & Partnership  Includes:   •   Co-­‐developed  Green  Cer;fica;on  for  Dry  Cleaners   •   GBB  will  only  cer;fy  dry  cleaners  through  ABC   •   ABC  will  only  use  GBB  as  their  green  cer;fica;on  program  
    • Program  Overview     •  Members  that  enroll  in  the  Green  Business  Bureau  program  and   receive  the  GBB  Welcome  Package.  It  includes:   –  Display  decal  for  your  business  loca;on   –  Online  seal  for  your  website,  which  will  link  to  your  GBB   personal  landing  page  so  customers  can  learn  more  about  your   green  commitment   –  Brief  welcome  video  that  you  can  share  with  your  staff   –  Environmental  Compliance  Poster  for  your  office   –  Subscrip;on  to  the  GBB  newsleQer,  along  with  a  men;on  of   your  company's  new  membership  status   •  Members  take  a  brief  assessment  survey  and  get  credit  for  green   ac;vi;es  your  business  has  already  completed.   •  They  then  complete  five  simple  prerequisite  ini;a;ves  to  reach  the   Green  Aware  ;er  of  cer;fica;on!   •  As  members  complete  each  ini;a;ve  on  a  personal  page  and   update  their  profile,  they  receive  credit/points.    As  they  complete   ini;a;ves,  the  system  will  automa;cally  suggest  new  ini;a;ves  that   make  sense  for  their  business  or  industry.   •  Members  earn  points  to  advance  to  the  next  GBB  ;er  and  enjoy   even  more  membership  perks  while  helping  the  environment  and   22   their  boQom  line.  
    • Examples  of  GBB  Cost  Savings  and   Environmental  Impact   Eco-­‐Objec;ve   GBB  Ini;a;ve   Impact   Energy   • #56:  Replace  regular  light  bulbs  with   Compact  Fluorescent  Light  bulbs  (CFL).   Assuming  a  business  has  100   bulbs  which  are  lit  for  9  hrs./ Efficiency   day,  20  days/month,  this  saves   an  average  of  $2500  per  year.   Recycled  toner  costs  on   • #25:  Purchase  Recycled  or   average  $50  less  than  regular   Recycling   remanufactured  toner  cartridge  to   realize  significant  cost  savings.   toner,  saving  an  average   business  $500  per  year   Aerators  consume  126  gallons   Water   • #63:  Install  water  flow-­‐rate  controls   (aerators)  on  faucets  to  reduce  water   of  water  less  per  month  than   normal  faucets,  saving  an   Conserva;on   waste.   average  business  10,000   gallons  per  year   23  
    • How  We  Can  Benefit  Your   Organiza;on   By  going  green,  businesses  will  realize  numerous  benefits,   both  economic  and  environmental.    Here  are  just  a  few:       •  Go  Green  to  Save  Money.  Making  a  difference  for  the   environment  means  making  a  difference  for  the  boQom   line.  You  can  reduce  costs  and  grow  your  revenue  just   by  following  some  simple  green  business  prac;ces.   •  It’s  the  Right  Thing  to  Do.  Sustainable  businesses   reduce  pollu;on,  prevent  hazardous  waste  genera;on,   and  promote  resource  conserva;on  and  recycling.   •  Customers  Seek  and  Reward  Green.  Customers  are   flocking  to  eco-­‐friendly  companies,  and  smart   businesses  are  catching  them  while  they  can.   •  Gain  a  MarkeWng  Edge.    Cer;fica;on  can  be  used  to   retain  current  customers  and  aQract  new  customers  in   an  increasingly  eco-­‐conscious  society.   •  Compete  in  the  Government  Marketplace.    Federal,   provincial  and  local  agencies  are  increasingly  seeking  to   contract  green  suppliers,  which  means  more  green  jobs   and  increased  revenue  for  those  able  to  demonstrate   their  “green  creden;als”.     24