Think Green

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Consumers are increasingly aware that individual product decisions have global consequences.

People who care for the environment are looking for green solutions and a growing number of customers, employees, and investors are increasingly choosing to connect with companies that are eco-leaders on all fronts, from product innovation to pollution control to stewardship of natural resources. As a result, management of environmental issues has become a critical element of business strategy and an opportunity for competitive advantage.

At Ormita, we aim to provide those solutions by allowing you to integrate green principles into every part of your business whilst providing you with an economic benefit surpassing any other green solution today.


Discusses the benefits of barter and offset trade in a broader sense and the particular benefits of using Ormita to act as a facilitator for these types of transactions.

See the Ormita website at www.ormita.com.

Licensee and franchisee enquiries are available for those interested in barter, offset trade, reciprocal trade, counter-trade, community currencies etc. If you ever thought of owning your own barter exchange franchise this is your chance - Visit www.ormita.com or www.ormitacorporate.com

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Think Green

  1. 1. Think Green. Grow Green. www.ormita.com
  2. 2. Think Green. Grow Green. Consumers are increasingly aware that individual product decisions have both global social and economic consequences . More and more people who care not only for the product but the who, where, when, how and why of the product. A growing number of customers, employees, and investors are increasingly choosing to connect with companies that are eco-leaders on all fronts, from product innovation to pollution control to stewardship of human and natural resources. As a result, management of a products value chain for environmental and fair employment issues is becoming critical business strategy and a means for securing a competitive advantage. At Ormita, we provide means for optimising resources through trading your excess production or idle capacity as well as supporting unique information technlogy processes for value chain production and service representation. Our solutions not only allow you to integrate green green principles with your business, but provide you with unsurpassed economic benefits. • Recover value from idle / surplus capacity or excess / devaluing inventory • Recover outstanding bad or dubious debts • Meet your social / community obligations • Increase customer referrals • Donate to charity • Invest in new enterprises • Increase your existing revenue • Build on an existing asset base and acquire new goods and/or services • Provide a competitive edge when tendering for new business • Gain more advertising and grow existing market • Enhance your personal lifestyle
  3. 3. Think Green. Grow Green. Wastage Is Not Primarily Created Because Of Over-Consumption It is created because of over-production and inefficient use of what is produced. Throwing things away instead of recycling or on-selling is one of the major causes of environmental waste across the globe. Ormita allows businesses to recover the cost, and to make a profit, on their previously surplus or over- stocked items whilst maintaining the integrity of both the environment and their own balance sheets. Time and excess capacity are another priceless non-recoverable, non-recyclable limited commodity. Selling or donating under-utilized time and capacity means greater wealth for the buyer and the local community. By using information technology to represent and communicate the use of fair and environmentally friendly practices, consumers can be better informed of the value of your products and services while learning of the possible cost of buying other products. Some other features unique to the Ormita product • Offers the ability for your company to reduce its waste footprint • Provides a more efficient way to use and dispose of assets while retaining their value • Both unsold products and services can be on-sold without loosing their value • Cost to acquire preferred / environmentally sustainable products is reduced • Greater purchasing power = more flexibility to acquire environmentally sustainable products • Less travel and transport required when dealing with local markets • Allows the cost of best practices to better sell the higher quality of your products by representing your value chain accurately Local asset protection Economies of scale, transfer pricing, and capitalising on cheap Third World labour or raw materials enables larger multinational and interstate manufacturers and retailers to tip the so-called “level playing field” in their direction, to the detriment of local businesses. Ormita is a solution to these issues: • As stocks of unused goods become mobilized, people become employed, and those traditionally at the “bottom” of the economy like home-makers, farmers and unskilled labourers find a place in the economy, and through it, in society • Ormita provides an opportunity for local enterprises to sell their products and for communities to reduce the need for imports • Community relations and standards of living improve • Increased local trade helps to ensure that more local assets stay within the community • Ormita provides access to services and solutions for representing your value chain
  4. 4. Think Green. Grow Green. Building Community Networks Because Ormita plugs its members into a local information network, it provides new or isolated residents living in a local community with an instantaneous community support system of other entrepreneurs and consumers. Local Welfare Community wealth is not related to the amount of cash in a community, but the amount of assets, capacity and skills. Ormita offers a way to mobilise and transfer assets in times when cash is difficult to come by yet allows for pricing integrity to stay the same. • Ormita promotes local entrepreneurship • Addresses the need of fair trade between cash poor / cashless groups (school age, elderly, infirmed etc) • Creates loyalty and long-term relationships between participants • Maximises the visibility of local value throughout the corresponding value chain Greening Your Business With Ormita Reducing your waste output • Rather than destroy your overruns, end-of-season/end-of-line, mis-labelled, sample or other unwanted stock ormita can help you sell them off-market and in a manner which will improve your bottom line. Recovering full value for your surplus assets • You receive full market value for your idle capacity or excess assets. Turn your excess capacity and/or surplus stock into tax credits, employee incentives, investment funds or simply use them to offset your existing cash costs. Building a supply and customer chain closer to home • As a member of a closed business network you are able to strengthen your ties to local small business networks cottage industry clusters whilst attracting new customers. Mobilizing the local community • By selling off your surpluses and using the new income to buy from the Ormita Commerce Network you help to stimulate the trade of assets within the local community and helps stem asset out-flow. Creating cash savings to fund your environmental goals • Ormita will help you offset existing expenses against future sales thereby allowing you to deploy your newly saved funds on additional environmental and/or social enterprise activities. • Represents best practices throughout the value chain
  5. 5. Think Green. Grow Green. The Bottom Line If you have a regulatory or social requirement to adhere to: • The Kyoto Protocol • The Clean Air Act • The Clean Water Act • ISO 4001 - The International Standard for Environmental Management Systems • Local and Federal Recycling and Waste Reduction Requirements • Social Welfare and Responsibility Legislation Ormita is the solution you need that will help enhance your bottom line - not reduce it. Turn your unwanted goods or services into credits which you can use for: • Corporate Sponsorships • Investment into Local Enterprises • Tax-Deductible Donations • Promotional Activities • Rewards for Staff, Interns and/or Volunteers • Gifts for Direct-Giving • Grants to Individuals and/or Charities • Needed Goods and/or Services Please ask us for brochures on any of these individual strategies.
  6. 6. Think Green. Grow Green. Walking The Walk The Ormita service is a green product and our environmental achievements include reductions in waste, local asset protection, building community networks and local welfare. Ormita is strongly committed to protecting the planet for future generations. Energy Use Ormita is committed to: • Reducing energy use per staff member; • Perusing opportunities to reduce energy use in our information technology systems and operations; • Encouraging our suppliers to provide energy-efficient products by adding criteria for energy ; and • Using renewable green energy, wherever it is available.and skills. Ormita offers a way to mobilize and transfer assets in times when cash is difficult to come by yet allows for pricing integrity to stay the same. Paper Use Ormita is committed to: • Reducing the amount of paper we use by expanding our electronic services and paperless banking operations for clients and employees whilst maintaining the highest level of commitment to information security and privacy protection; • Continuing to encourage regulators to support the electronic delivery of documents to clients; • Reducing or eliminating duplicate distributions or our documentation; and • Ensuring that the paper we purchase contains recyclable fibre and/or ensuring that, where available, the paper we use is certified to have been harvested from sustainably managed forests. Water Use Ormita is committed to: • Encouraging the use of reusable water containers and water coolers or tap water in our premises; • Encouraging our large suppliers to conserve water by adding criteria for water use to our procurement procedures; and • Increasing the use of environmentally-friendly cleaning products in our facilities in order to reduce the quantity of hazardous substances in wastewater. Greenhouse Gas Emission Ormita is committed to: • Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions intensity; • Promoting the use of alternatives to travel, such as videoconferencing and teleconferencing, where possible and making flexible “work from home” arrangements available to employees where feasible; and • Offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production and distribution of our major external reports.
  7. 7. Think Green. Grow Green. Greening Our Supply Chain Ormita understands that being green is a commitment not only to others but is an indicator of good leadership and responsibility. Through product and business practice innovation we have a unique opportunity to influence, and perhaps even assure, a new age of information exchange through environmentally sound platforms and solutions. To ensure that our global citizenship commitment is clear to employees, customers, partners and suppliers, we have created standards of business conduct in areas of human and labour rights, environmental health and safety and supply chain SER. As part of this commitment we not only buy, where possible, recycled and environmentally friendly products but we hold our suppliers up to the same standards that we ourselves commit to. Our internal guidelines cover supply chain social and environmental responsibility and a range of best practices which include supply chain audits, managerial training for suppliers’ staff and workshops to promote the commercial case for environmentally sustainable business practices. We also provide access to unique IT tools for representing the chain of products and services from resource extraction to final product consumption. Education In order to spread our message of environmental awareness, Ormita discloses its environmental activism information through various media, including Environmental and Social Reports, websites, and newspaper ads, web based linked product and service representation. We also endeavour to promote dialogue on environmental topics with local communities by sponsoring various events aimed at changing the way we perceive and utilize assets and materials which would otherwise be disposed of. Recycling Efforts Ormita has made great strides in the overall recycling of the materials it uses to perform its business function. We also make every effort to purchase recycled paper goods and environmentally friendly products where possible. Currently the following waste streams are recycled. • Paper and Cardboard • Glass • Computer Components • Light Bulbs • Electronics • Printer Cartridges • Batteries
  8. 8. Think Green. Grow Green. Compliance Our environmental policy reflects our environmental commitment and challenges us to find new and innovative ways to manage our business sustainably, responsibly, and efficiently as possible. It is our policy to: • Comply with ISO 14001 the International Standard for Environmental Management Systems; • Ensuring adherence to all Federal, State and Local Environmental Agency Regulations; • Seek opportunities to exceed current standards of environmental protection, including pollution prevention, climate protection, and habitat and species protection; • Lead efforts to craft and reform laws and regulations to create more effective policies and greater environmental benefits; • Improve management programs and standards that foster environmental excellence and innovation and reduce our impact on the environment; • Enhance our transparency with regard to environmental progress and performance and provide this information to the public; • Maintain a constructive dialogue with our customers and stakeholders on environmental matters and seek out partnerships to achieve results more effectively and efficiently; • Train all employees on applicable environmental requirements and the importance of environmental leadership to achieving our vision, and ensure that there is accountability for and recognition of actions; and • Strive for continual improvement in our environmental performance. More Information If you would like to know more about Ormita and how we can help you achieve your environmental goals please contact us.
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