Great-West Life’s Recycling and Reuse Initiatives


Great-West Life discusses their recent reuse and recycling initiatives, highlighting their projects with Green Standards, in their 2012 Public Accountability Statement:

From page 44:

Recycling and Reuse

“Complementing recycling programs and services in place across our operations, we engage in co-operative projects to repurpose redundant assets. In 2012, we completed more than a dozen sustainability projects with our vendor Green Standards, redistributing a range of our surplus office assets to charitable organizations in need. Through these projects, we diverted more than 48 tonnes from the landfill in 2012, resulting in over $59,000 of in-kind donations to charitable organizations, which distribute donated items within their communities where they are needed most.

This landfills diversion equals:
• 85 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent
• 8,645 gallons of gasoline consumption
• 1,977 trees growing for 10 years

We’ve completed close to 40 such projects with Green Standards in recent years, diverting 391 tonnes from landfill and resulting in a total of close to $298,000 of in-kind donations.”



About Green Standards

Capturing Value In Workplace Change

Green Standards has spent the last decade developing rigorous practices and global networks that deliver optimal value from workplace decommissioning. Our enterprise program measures and maximizes ESG performance while virtually eliminating landfill waste. A partner to the world’s largest organizations, Green Standards enables the efficient and ethical redistribution of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) during times of workplace change.

Media Contact: Marc Borins, 1-855-632-8036


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