Capturing Value in Workplace Change

Our proven platform for sustainable office decommissioning empowers businesses and governments from around the world

We unlock the environmental, social and governance value of your office furniture and equipment

Workplace change is constant, costly, and wasteful. Green Standards ensures that the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) value of this change is measured, maximized and reported on for all stakeholders.

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Currently active in more than 25 countries, Green Standards is expanding globally to meet your needs

GM Renaissance Center

“This reuse program enables us to reduce our environmental footprint while making a positive contribution to our community.”

David Talauskas

Director of Sustainability

General Motors

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More than 25 Fortune 100 companies partner with Green Standards

Transforming campuses and communities with General Motors
A new design solution for all of Adobe’s office relocations
Helping Expedia Group sustainably decommission 600,000 square feet
How United Airlines’ Eco-Skies Alliance incorporated our work
How Georgia-Pacific revitalized their Atlanta headquarters
Students benefit from PNC’s partnership with Green Standards

If your organization cares about community and environment, show it in the way you move.

FAQ

Does Green Standards provide this service for free?

Green Standards is a paid service for companies undergoing large moves or renovations at their corporate offices.

We specialize in the responsible and cost-effective redistribution of surplus and obsolete durable goods, including office furniture, fixtures, supplies, and IT equipment.

Conventional liquidation is typically expensive and will result in huge quantities of waste to landfill on most office decommissions or corporate relocations. Our turnkey service is an alternative to liquidation that combines resale, recycling, and in-kind donations to local non-profits for results that maximize ESG value.

As the size of a project increases, our platform becomes more cost-competitive.

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Is my project too small for Green Standards?

We are best suited for large corporate projects or floors of offices with at least 75-100 employees and/or 20,000 square feet worth of office furniture, fixtures, and equipment to be removed, resold, donated, or recycled.

The majority of our projects are in the 100,000 square foot range. As the size of a project increases, our platform becomes more cost-competitive.

If you’re interested in hearing more about our program or you’re looking to donate office furniture through Green Standards, please follow the link below for a quote.

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Do you pick up office furniture donations?

Cost-competitive to conventional solutions that add to the landfill, Green Standards provides sustainable office decommissioning through the tear down, removal, pick up and redistribution of no longer needed furniture and equipment items.

Green Standards is a paid service for companies undergoing large moves or renovations at their corporate offices.

On a turnkey basis, we efficiently channel surplus office assets according to our client’s priorities for charitable donations, recycling, and resale. We simplify the process by taking responsibility for vendor selection, third-party valuations, furniture removal, title transfers and IRS-compliant documentation.

We are best suited for large corporate projects or floors of offices with at least 75-100 employees and/or 20,000 square feet worth of office furniture and equipment to be removed.

The way our service works, there are some fixed costs that might make it impractical to remove only a few items. We hire movers to physically remove/deliver items and we have our own management costs. As the size of a project increases, our services become more cost-competitive.

If you’re interested in hearing more about selling furniture or our furniture pick-up and removal service, please follow the link below to speak with a Green Standards representative.

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Does Green Standards provide this service internationally?

Yes. Green Standards’ program approach manages the sustainable furniture removal and redistribution of office assets internationally for our global clients.

Through a combination of resale, recycling, and in-kind donations to non-profits and community organizations, Green Standards maintains a 98.6% landfill diversion rate across more than 2,000 projects in North America and around the world.

On a turnkey basis, we efficiently channel surplus office assets according to our client’s priorities for charitable donations, recycling, and resale. We simplify the process by taking responsibility for vendor selection, third-party valuations, furniture removal, title transfers, and IRS-compliant documentation.

You can count on Green Standards providing the same high quality of service no matter where your project is located.

By employing Green Standards across your global real estate portfolio, our comprehensive social and environmental impact reporting allows our clients to filter by city, dates, project name and more – helping you and your sustainability teams maintain consistency in reporting and keep all documentation in one place.

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How will I know where my furniture ends up?

We collect a suite of supporting documents as part of our industry-leading transparency and accountability. Each piece is designed to protect your company from liability, track items to their end-destination, and provide insight into the environmental and social benefits of the project.

We’re committed to measuring and sharing results, including the landfill diversion rate, greenhouse gas offset, and community impact of each project. To make your achievements accessible and easy to use, we’ve designed a cloud-based reporting portal that our clients can access 24/7.

Our reporting enables clients to share their project outcomes and achievements for LEED accreditation or in their CSR reports, while working with them to create press releases and positive PR stories for target publications and internal stakeholders.

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I’m part of a non-profit interested in receiving donations. What should I do?

Have you signed up to receive notifications about free office furniture available near you?

Green Standards donates office furniture free of charge to our Green Standards Charitable Network of 20,000+ registered non-profits and charitable organizations globally.

Please note that you will only get Inventory Update by email if and when furniture and equipment donations are available in your region. After receiving the Inventory Update, you’ll be able to view and place requests on what’s available near you.

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How can I see what type of furniture you have available currently?

Our website does not feature furniture and equipment that we have available on an ongoing basis as we have hundreds of projects in multiple regions and cities running simultaneously.

If you’re interested in receiving future furniture and equipment donations for your registered non-profit or charitable organization, please follow the below link to sign up for Inventory Updates and join our charitable network today.

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