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Experts Tell Us the Best Environmentally Friendly Companies To Work For

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Environmentally Friendly Companies To Work For. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Only Natural Pet

This product was recommended by Andy Downs from Only Natural Pet

Only Natural Pet prioritizes environmental and social sustainability for customers and employees. As the first North American pet food and treat company to become a Certified B Corp, Only Natural Pet is a leader among environmentally friendly companies. Our offices, retail stores, and warehouse are powered by 100% renewable energy, we have robust composting and recycling programs (including hard to recycle materials), follow a strict environmentally friendly purchasing policy, and encourage bike commuting, carpooling, and public transportation use. Along with environmental stewardship, we’re also good stewards of the community. Every employee receives 8 hours of paid volunteer time, we sponsor the Out Boulder County Pride Parade, are founding members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, and work with local environmental partners like Eco-Cycle.

Greenpeace

This product was recommended by Matt from Sweet New Earth

This international non-profit is well-known for their work in protecting the environment. They promote sustainable living, green energy, and fighting climate change. They’re also a great company to work for, with offices in countries all over the world.

Patagonia

This product was recommended by Wes Wright from CookOut News

They are an originator of that, back to the founding of the company. Currently they do the following: * Since 1985 they’ve donated 1% of sales back to environmental groups for the preservation of the planet as members of 1% for the Planet * They connect people with environmental groups to attend events, petitions, volunteer opportunities and to donate money to local causes * They make sure that their clothes are made in an environmentally friendly manner * They guarantee everything they make, so there’s less waste on the planet * They fix and resell used gear to keep it from ending up in landfills

Teemill

This product was recommended by Sofia Voudouroglou from Teemill

100 billion items of clothing are bought each year, and with 3 out of 5 t-shirts purchased today thrown away within 12 months, a dump truck of clothing is going to landfill every second. So we set out to change that. Every product we make is made from natural materials, using renewable energy, and designed to come back to us when worn out so we can remanufacture the material. Instead of creating waste, we make new products from it. Through our platform, Teemill, we share access to our circular supply chain so other startups, brands, businesses and even charities can create products that are fun, positive, and never enter landfill. We’re a technology-driven business that works worldwide from our home in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. We offer innovative careers with a coastal backdrop, and most rewarding of all, a chance to shape the future of the world you want to live in, working hands on in an agile, fast-growing and internationally recognised leader in sustainable tech. Global reach, lunch on the beach. Our teams build products that millions of people use to make the world more sustainable, connect with major brands to help them reimagine how they can end waste, and design art that inspires change on behalf of household names and charities across the UK. And when we get up in the morning and come to work, we’re working to make the world more sustainable.

GOT BAG

This product was recommended by Angela Betancourt from Betancourt Group

GOT BAG is a social-first fashion brand dedicated to raising awareness and cleaning our oceans from plastic pollution. The brand launched in North America in October 2020. To help create a plastic-free future for our oceans, GOT BAG collects and recycles up to 9.9 pounds of plastic from the ocean for every GOT BAG made. To date, GOT BAG’s efforts have recovered and recycled more than 1 million pounds of plastic from the ocean. Benjamin Mandos founded GOT BAG while on a sailing trip in Southeast Asia. He was shocked by the images of the floating garbage patches mainly formed of plastic. He knew he did to do something about it and launched the company in 2016. GOT BAG wants to create awareness about the amount of plastic we use and to encourage people to think circularly. The GOT BAG team is lovely, and it’s a very inspiring culture to work in.

Hewlett Packard

This product was recommended by Brandon Wilkes from The Big Phone Store

HP, one of the biggest businesses on the planet, also has one of the best environmental initiatives. More than 875 million HP ink cartridges have been recycled through its Sustainable Impact effort, in addition to 1 million plastic bottles daily. More than 1.7 million pounds of plastic have been kept out of the ocean, and there has been no deforestation associated with the creation of any HP paper. It is the top recycler of printer supplies in the world and has pledged to eliminate 75% of all single-use plastic from its packaging by 2025.

Allbirds

This product was recommended by Matt Gillman from SMB Compass

On the lookout for a good sustainable brand for shoes, I came across this one. They are a certified *100% carbon neutral* business. If you look at their website, it’s quite transparent in terms of their sustainable initiative. All their products have a nutrition label and associated emissions. Being a certified B corporation, employees are attracted to their policies and consumers can trust the brand.

Preserve

This product was recommended by Veronica Thompson from Everyday Power

If you are looking for a sustainable and environmentally-friendly company, then working at Preserve is perfect for you. Established in 1996, this company aims to reduce plastic waste by pioneering the creation of sustainable household products. They also have the takeback program which collects #5 plastics from landfills and other garbage collection sites and further recycles and upcycles them into new products. Hence, they are a company that is really serious about making the Earth a better place.

Tesla

This product was recommended by Lukee Li from Neutypechic

Tesla is at the vanguard when it comes to the pioneers of environmental stewardship. According to the company’s founder and CEO, Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the arrival of sustainable mobility by bringing attractive mass-market electric cars to market as quickly as feasible. Tesla is one of the companies leading the charge toward a renewable energy transition. In my book, this automatically makes them one of the best environmentally friendly businesses to work for.

POLYWOOD

This product was recommended by Jason Myers from The Content Factory, LLC

Since 1990 this family-owned Syracuse, Indiana company has been manufacturing top-quality, durable outdoor furniture like Adirondack chairs, rocking chairs, patio swings, benches, chaise lounges, and more — all from recycled plastic containers that would otherwise end up in landfills or waterways. With a zero-waste mindset and a commitment to recycling millions of landfill-bound and ocean-bound plastic containers every year, POLYWOOD has been on a mission to do something meaningful for future generations since day one. POLYWOOD’s mission of stewardship is at the heart of everything they do. They’ve expanded their recycling process to incorporate local, regional, and globally-sourced post-consumer plastic into their on-site recycling center to stop plastics from ever reaching landfills and oceans. But their commitment to sustainability goes beyond recycling post-consumer plastics. Genuine POLYWOOD lumber is infinitely reusable, and any scrap from their production floor goes right back to their recycling plant to be reground, sent to extrusion, and made back into lumber. Their zero-waste mindset also means that the post-industrial scrap, or materials used in their production – including glass, packaging, paper, aluminum, shrink wrap, fasteners, fabric, resin, and pallets – are recycled, reducing their environmental impact.

Tetra Pak

This product was recommended by Chloe Brown from Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is a Swiss-Swedish, world-leading, multinational manufacturing company that produces sustainable food packaging and processing. Guided by the global brand promise, ‘Protect What’s Good,’ Tetra Pak strives to make a difference by protecting food, people, and the planet. As of 2021, Tetra Pak is operating in over 160 countries worldwide, which gives employees an opportunity to work with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and communities. Becoming a more modern and attractive employer is key to attracting the talent needed to achieve company ambitions, and Tetra Pak prides itself in safeguarding and supporting all of its employees.. With more than 25,000 employees around the world, Tetra Pak believes in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.

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