What We Do
Measure and maximize the value of everything in your office
We’ve spent more than a decade building a unique platform for what we call sustainable decommissioning. We strategically resell, donate, and recycle everything you no longer need.
Green Standards is a proven partner to the world’s largest corporations
WHY IT WORKS
Simple. Scalable. Sustainable.
By rethinking wasteful processes, Green Standards acheives a 99% landfill diversion rate on corporate real estate projects — and the value we unlock keeps us cost competitive
Green Standards Projects
to the Landfill
Conventional office liquidation
to the Landfill
Countries in which our programs are available
Global buyers and brokers looking to buy your furniture
Square feet of offices decommissioned annually
Landfill diversion rate across 2000+ projects
Non-profits and charitable organizations registered
Specialized recyclers offering preferred rates in major regions
We facilitate the resale of your items.
Our best-in-class resale network keeps your decommission costs down.
Resale extends the lifecycle of office furniture and directly defrays the cost of your project.
Because we maintain relationships with major resellers in every market and region, we can get the best price for your furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
Furniture and equipment resold and diverted from landfill
High-value office chairs, sit stands, and workstations resold
“By working with Green Standards we are doing the right thing and demonstrating that Expedia cares.”
Global Workplace Lead
An integrated platform for every last detail.
Our comprehensive assessment of scope and schedule clearly determines your organization’s objectives, timelines, ESG benchmarks, and existing partners to outline the best path forward.
After a walkthrough of the workplace site, we negotiate logistics, resale, and all other operational components with a vetted network of qualified vendors.
Combining our global network of non-profits and our proprietary database of workplace equipment, we create a detailed plan to maximize the value of your FF&E through resale, donation, and specialized recycling.
We present a detailed proposal of our plan, ensuring full transparency and alignment before getting started.
We do everything required to bring your project in on time and on budget while managing safety, compliance, insurance, and risk. Every item in your inventory goes to the best end user, every time.
We gather and validate all field metrics, including beneficiary testimonials, tonnage, carbon offsets, and fair market value of donations, for comprehensive environmental, social, and governance reporting via our cloud-based platform. Additionally, we provide all necessary documentation to pursue any tax benefit to which you may be entitled.
Since 2016, Green Standards’ partnership with GM has diverted 7,000+ tons of surplus furniture from landfill while making in-kind donations of more than $1,000,000 to 102 non-profits through the sustainable decommission of multiple corporate campuses in Michigan, spanning millions of square feet.
How to Get Rid of Used Office Furniture (the Right Way)
Every office relocation, renovation and closure generates no-longer-needed furniture and equipment — the extra chairs, desks, cabinets, supplies and electronics sitting in your storage space…
Leveraging Work-From-Home Policies to Help Others in Need
Here at Green Standards, we believe these sweeping changes to the status quo represent an exciting opportunity for you to clear out your workspace and do good. We manage the removal of parts/pieces while workspaces are being reconfigured to meet new company wide safety guidelines. Rather than liquidate your office surplus, we can help you sustainably donate office furniture to non-profits in need.
Green Standards was inspired by a simple observation: The way companies move is broken.
There is value in your old office.
But there’s tremendous value in office furniture, fixtures, and equipment, particularly for non-profit organizations that would otherwise have to divert precious resources to buy these items.
The Hidden Environmental Costs of Downsizing an Office: What We Learned
Remote work is better for the planet… right? Whether you’re downsizing or ditching the office entirely, it can be a boon for the environment—if you do it right.
Sustainability demands scrutiny.
Our impact reporting platform gives all stakeholders detailed insight into your projects and how your organization helps local non-profits and reduces carbon emissions.
We collect and feature testimonials from the non-profit and charitable organizations that receive furniture from your projects, helping demonstrate the power of your community investment.
We measure the amount of furniture diverted from landfill by weight, CO2e emissions offset, and asset distribution streams. We also collect scale tickets, and line of sight documentation and ensures transparency on all inventory handled.