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How do you turn 50,000 tons of corporate waste into $25M in charitable donations?

A circular economy-inspired solution

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Green Standards sustainably manages the resale, recycling, and donation of office furniture and equipment across North America.

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We're helping organizations like yours make a difference

+ projects of all sizes
% landfill diversion rate
+ metric tons of CO2e offset
$M+ in surplus asset donations

Helping you do the right thing and demonstrate it

Reporting

We provide you with detailed cloud-based reporting to track the environmental and social impact of all your projects.

PR

We then explore the potential for PR based on the positive community impact of your donations to non-profits.

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Client Success Stories

EPA estimates 8.5 million tons of office furniture and equipment are sent to landfill each year in the US alone. By working with like-minded organizations, we can keep these items in use and out of the landfill.

See how we’re making a difference.

United Airlines partners with Green Standards in Houston to responsibly decommission 14 floors of office furniture and equipment with a 99% landfill diversion rate on 728 tons handled. Through a strategic combination of resale, recycling and donation efforts, United generated $278,779 worth of in-kind donations to 18 local non-profits.

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General Motors Transforms its Campuses and Communities

Since 2016, Green Standards partnership with GM has diverted 5,000+ tons of surplus furniture from landfill while making in-kind donations of more than $700,000 to 100+ non-profits through the decommission of multiple corporate campuses in Michigan.

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Georgia-Pacific Improves Corporate HQ to the Benefit of Local Non-Profits

Georgia-Pacific was revitalizing 500,000 square feet of office space at GP Center and partnered with Green Standards for a sustainable decommission that diverted 600 tons of office furniture and equipment from landfill while making in-kind donations to more than 50 non-profits in Metro Atlanta.

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OMERS Prioritizes Sustainability in 1,400 Employee Move

OMERS was consolidating 3 offices into a single newly constructed tower. As part of the transition, they partnered with Green Standards to responsibly decommission 400,000 square feet of office space, to ensure excess furniture and equipment would be kept out of landfill and channeled into local communities.

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Fortune 100 Client Transforms High School Design Labs

North Rowan HS was revitalizing its design centers and needed new furniture. Green Standards was able to help out by facilitating in-kind office furniture donations from one of its clients - a local, Fortune 100 financial institution in Charlotte.

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Our Clients

Join hundreds of businesses that are getting more out of their office furniture and equipment.

Our Awards

Awards and recognition from industry.

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FAQ

Does Green Standards provide this service for free?
Is my project too small for Green Standards program?
How will I know where my furniture ends up?
I'm part of a non-profit interested in receiving donations, what should I do?
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Responsible. Affordable. Effective.

Each office decommission is another opportunity to turn your excess office furniture and equipment into measurable value — value for your business, your community, and the greater environment.

Reduce waste

Leverage a unique redistribution strategy that diverts 98% of your surplus office furniture and equipment away from landfill.

Manage costs

Work with specialized project managers that save your organization time and money from inventory collection through to close-out.

Engage community

Generate valuable in-kind donations for non-profit and charitable organizations without any additional effort or investment.

Report results

Benchmark performance, utilize data, and share the achievement from all of your projects with our cloud-based reporting portal.

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