Since 2017, Charles Schwab and Green Standards have built a national partnership to sustainably manage the resale, donation, and recycling of office furniture and equipment from corporate offices across the U.S. Through this partnership, Charles Schwab has extended the life of no longer-needed assets, reduced carbon emissions, and supported local communities.
LANDFILL DIVERSION RATE (1,580.8 TONS)
EMPLOYEES WORTH OF FURNITURE
SQUARE FEET OF OFFICES
METRIC TONS OF CO2e EMISSIONS AVOIDED
Sustainable real estate is a key plank of Charles Schwab‘s environmental strategy. So as the investment leader designed a long-term plan to revitalize their corporate offices while reducing their carbon footprint, a partnership with Green Standards made good sense. By managing, measuring, maximizing positive impact across more than 15 projects, we’ve helped Charles Schwab fulfill thier ambitious goals.
Green Standards took responsibility for the entire process; from onboarding and managing commercial movers, to engaging local non-profits, coordinating and documenting asset delivery, and providing environmental and community impact reporting.
Charles Schwab has deployed Green Standards services nationwide, including notable projects in San Francisco, Omaha, Phoenix, Southlake, Denver, and Reno. Overall, these projects have achieved a landfill diversion rate of 95%.
Through this partnership, Charles Schwab and Green Standards have to date diverted more than 1,500 tons of waste from landfills, resulting in 4,580 metric tons of carbon emissions avoided. We also facilitated in-kind donations of more than $285,000 worth of furniture to 45 non-profit beneficiaries in the communities where Charles Schwab operates.
“On behalf of the Board of Education, we would like to express our appreciation and thanks for this generous donation to the District. Donations like these help our staff and students feel comfortable in our facilities, increasing their capacity to teach and learn!”
The Hayward Unified School District
“This furniture donation has saved us tens of thousands of dollars that will go directly toward patient care. Your donation has enabled us to provide free healthcare services to 150 low-income residents.“
Salvador Chavarin, CEO
Foothill Community Health Center
San Jose, CA