has been certified by the Green America’s Green Business Network as an environmentally and socially responsible business. This business has reached the Gold tier by adopting principles and practices that demonstrate a strong commitment to conserving the environment and supporting social justice.
The Green America’s Green Business Network is proud to recognize their contribution to creating and growing a green economy by supporting the needs of their customers, workers, the environment, and the community. We appreciate your continued support of Tonergreen.com and thank you for your commitment to sustainability.
Member Since: 10/20/2010
Seal Valid Until: 01/01/2012
This business was screened by Green America’s Green Business Network prior to October, 2011.
Make an explicit effort through your hiring process to attract a diverse pool of job applicants (i.e. religion, race, sexual and gender identity, etc.). (If you have 0-1 employees, hit 'Complete'.)
Develop and enforce clear procedures for working with dangerous machinery.
Conduct regular safety inspections to ensure appropriate air ventilation, lighting, and safety for workers (including yourself).
Pay living wages per community standard for your direct employees. (If you have 0-1 employees, hit 'Complete'.)
Offer eligible employees paid sick days. (If you have 0-1 employees, hit 'Complete'.)
Offer a buying club or discounts for employees. (If you have 0-1 employees, hit 'Complete'.)
Place bins at print and copy stations to store unused printouts for scratch, draft paper, etc.
Use recycled or re-used boxes, bags, and general packaging for office mailings, shipping, marketing, and promotions.
Reduce outgoing mail by updating the contact information on your business's mailing lists regularly.
Enroll in a waste exchange program where your waste can become another business's resource.
Establish a paper recycling program for newspaper, office paper, direct mail, white and colored paper, cardboard, envelopes, magazines, and catalogs.
Establish a recycling program that includes glass, plastic, and aluminum.
Eliminate unnecessary paper forms for administrative functions and use electronic forms when possible (ie. digital faxes, electronic receipts, digital pay stubs).
Work regularly with vendors to minimize product packaging.
Eliminate all styrofoam in operations, including packaging or serviceware.
Use reusable or compostable catering supplies for business meetings and events (i.e. digital handouts, re-usable dishware and linens, or biodegradable flatware).
Recycle unwanted equipment and electronics, such as computer monitors, hard drives, cell phones, PDAs, toner cartridges.
Eliminate use of virgin plastic, polystyrene, or any other petrochemical-based packaging for your products.
Ensure that your core products are recyclable, biodegradable, or responsibly disposable.
Ensure that product packaging is operationally recyclable, biodegradable, or responsibly disposable.
Use the most recyclable plastic available (lowest number inside the triangular recycling symbol), if using plastic packaging.
Purchase trash bins and liners made from 35-100% post-consumer recycled materials.
Reduce the amount of paper used in marketing materials by eliminating envelopes, using fold and mail, providing information electronically, etc.
Provide an industry-leading performance guarantee/warranty for your product or service.
Green America is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1982 (formerly "Co-op America" until January 1, 2009). Its mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
Green America's Green Business Network™ is the first, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. The Green Business Network serves to connect, market, and grow the green marketplace. The Green America Seal of Approval recognizes businesses that meet Green America’s rigorous certification standards and display a deep commitment to consumers, communities, workers, and the planet.