Mission Statements and Sustainability in the Business World


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Mission Statements and Sustainability in the Business World

  1. 1. Sustainability and Mission Statements in the Business World Liz Guzie, Jenna Supplee, Hayley Mackay, Stori Mendoza, Mary Arnold, Kyla Dammann, Dessa Salavedra, Zach McKenna, Stefani Atkinson, Garrett Melvin Haag, Alex Narath
  2. 2. Burgerville <ul><li>Mission Statement: </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Burgerville continually looks for ways to deepen our commitment to Fresh, Local, Sustainable practices. We live this commitment through our partnerships with local businesses, farms and producers.&quot; </li></ul>
  3. 3. Burgerville Sustainability <ul><ul><li>Wind Power  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Converting used cooking oil to biodiesel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee-led recycling and composting program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community   </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Portland State University Sustainability Mission Statement: &quot;To serve as a leading academic laboratory for developing sustainable processes and practices using multi-disciplinary approaches in partnership with business, government, and other organizations.&quot;     
  5. 5. Portland State University's Sustainable Actions: Sustainability Departments at Portland State: <ul><ul><ul><li>Institute for Sustainable Solutions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Sustainability Office </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Leadership Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Sustainability Leadership Council </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Portland State University's Sustainable Actions: Student Groups: 1.      Bicycle Advocacy Collective 2.      Environmental Club 3.      Engineers Without Boarders 4.      Food for Thought Café 5.      Mind, Body, Medicine 6.      Net Impact 7.      Pan American Solidarity Organization 8.      PSU Permaculture Guild 9.      PSU Cycling 10.    Student Water Resource Group 11.    PSU Recycles
  7. 7. Do you know what Portland State is doing around campus  to support sustainable living?
  8. 8. PSU: A Sustainable Campus                  &quot;Take Back the Tap&quot;                               &quot;Green Screen&quot;                      Lincoln & Epler Hall Renovations                               &quot;Salmon-Safe&quot; Campus                           &quot;Electric Avenue&quot;                       REC Center                 
  9. 9. . <ul><li>Goodwill </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement     </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and           quality of life of individuals, families, and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.&quot; </li></ul>
  10. 10. Goodwill Environmental Impact <ul><li>For nearly 110 years, Goodwill has been an: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Pioneer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social innovator of the reduce, reuse, repurpose practice. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Goodwill   Goodwill as a Certified Green Business <ul><ul><li>Certified in January 2011 through Montgomery County Green Business. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are one of 26 other businesses in Montgomery County who are certified. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified with the help of the Eco-Coach, an environmental  sustainability advisory firm in Wash. D.C. as well as having a &quot;green team&quot; -- staff who helped their co-workers promote sustainable behaviors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It recognizes business who take the necessary steps to &quot;protect, preserve, and improve the environment&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex.) Goodwill diverts more than two billion pounds of clothes and household items that would normally go straight to the landfills by putting a value on these items. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Goodwill’s detailed sustainability policies govern business practices and operations in six categories...&quot; </li></ul></ul>This number is constantly increasing on their website.
  12. 12. Goodwill  International Member Services Center <ul><ul><li>Goodwill office in Rockville, MD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has energy efficient light </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Environmentally preferred purchasing policy&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low flow toilets, urinals and aerators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated off hours, temperature controls and shades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly staff trainings on &quot;green&quot; topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public transit and bike racks available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biodegradable cups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Green&quot; certified soap and cleaning products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double sided printing and soy, low-VOC ink </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What do they have in common? <ul><ul><li>All three use biodegradable plates, cups and utensils.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Burgerville and PSU use alternative energy to power their buildings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All three try to keep customers, students and employees informed about &quot;green&quot; practices. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PSU and Goodwill encourage bikes and public transportation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All three provide affordable health care for employees/students. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. References <ul><li>Burgerville Research </li></ul><ul><li>    -http://www.burgerville.com/about-us/mission-culture/Portland State University Research </li></ul><ul><li>Portland State University Research </li></ul><ul><li>     -http://pdx.edu/sites/www.pdx.edu.sustainability/files/sus_epler_case_study.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>         -http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2011/06/psu-gets-first-leed-platinum-for.html </li></ul><ul><li>         -http://www.pdx.edu/sustainability/news/salmon-safe-designation-celebrates-psus-commitment-sustainability                               -http://ecowiki.pdx.edu/student-groups </li></ul><ul><li>Goodwill Research </li></ul><ul><li>        - www.goodwill.org/about-us/our-mission/ </li></ul><ul><li>        - www.goodwill.org/about-us/environmental-impact/ </li></ul>