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Build Green with the Home Depot

At The Home Depot, we pride ourselves on being sustainability minded. We offer thousands of Eco Options products - from ENERGY STAR® rated appliances and lighting, to WaterSense® labeled toilets, no-VOC paints, sealing and insulating products, and more. Whatever the project, we have Eco Options that help conserve water and energy, keep indoor air cleaner, and save you money.

Plus, the Home Depot has teamed up with Stericycle Environmental Solutions’ to create Mail Back program for batteries, bulbs and ballasts is designed to provide a simple, cost-e­ffective program that is compliant with EPA, DOT and OSHA regulations. Learn more at www.HomeDepot.com/lampandbatteryrecycling  or call (855) 328-6658. 

ideallygreen Environmentally Preferable Products
HD Supply’s ideallygreen initiative makes it easy for you to be green and save money! We offer more than 3,500 environmentally preferable products and practices that help you improve efficiencies to save money and resources. ideallygreen focuses on five main conservation categories: Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, Improved Indoor Environmental Quality, Waste Reduction and Hazardous Material Disposal.

Since 2012, the ideallygreen products sold to HD Supply customers have helped reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3.7 million metric tons and save them $667 million in utility costs and 18 billion gallons of water. Let HD Supply help you decrease costs by increasing the efficiency of your facility as well as helping you achieve and streamline sustainable procurement through one source.

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Green Renovation – Let HD Supply help you and your renters get the most out of your renovation project. 
Find Water Conservation tips and up-to-date legislation information.
Learn how to save money and reduce energy usage with our Energy Savings Calculator.


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SupplyWorks is committed to helping you maintain and advance your sustainability initiatives by providing a wide range of environmentally friendly products and over 700 facility maintenance experts. We offer informational resources and web tools to further help you meet your sustainability goals.

In-Site Program: In-Site is a proprietary, proven program that can reduce your operating costs and promote environmentally friendly practices.
Learn How In-Site Can Help Education Facilities
Learn How In-Site Can Help Business Service Contractors

Driving Sustainability for Our Future is Ricoh’s strategy for reducing environmental impact throughout the product life-cycle. Applying our years of expertise, we are working with our customers to help make their offices greener. Ricoh does this through products that were manufactured in an eco-friendly process, consume less energy and have an end-of-life recycling plan. We combine this with services that help our customers change the way they use information, reducing print output and saving money while helping the environment.

Green Technology. Better Planet.

Insight Public Sector is committed to helping our clients save money while also reducing their impact on the world. By utilizing some or all of the technology areas listed below, clients experience many benefits including buying fewer technology products and services; reducing travel and related expenses; lowering electrical usage; reducing paper usage; reducing landfill waste; and much more. Learn more about how Insight can help your organization reduce its carbon footprint.

Green Solutions and Services: 

Managed and Cloud Services  
Energy Management
Document Management

IT Asset Disposal
Smart Buildings Campuses
Print/Copy Assessments

Graybar is committed to environmental sustainability as it applies to each of our key stakeholders.  We are an Energy Star Partner and member of the U.S. Green Building Council.  Graybar also continuously looks for products and services that support our customers’ green and sustainability initiatives, including those that reduce energy usage, emissions and waste. We also provide products and services that will support future adherence to reduced hazardous substances (RoHS), provide alternative sources of energy and implement processes that increase use of eco-friendly products. 

Green Purchasing

  • LED lighting and controls to better manage energy use
  • Both communication and electrical categories
  • Environmentally preferable and energy efficient

Green Services

  • Energy plans and audits
  • Lighting system and data center analysis
  • Recycling
  • Rebate administration services
  • Packaging/waste reduction
  • Electronic processing of documents

Energy-Efficient Solutions

  • Power monitoring, metering and management
  • Power distribution and control (includes Power over Ethernet)
  • Power conservation and plug-load control
  • Data center and communication closet assessment
  • Thermal and airflow management
  • Lighting and lighting controls (Includes daylight harvesting)

Our Sustainability Vision
Haworth will be a sustainable corporation. We engage our employees in more sustainable practices; we initiate and use processes that are neutral or improve our environment; and we utilize our resources in ways that create adaptable and sustainable workspace solutions for our customers. We do all of this globally to protect and restore our environment, create economic value, and support and strengthen our communities.

Environmental advocacy at Herman Miller began with corporate values first put into words by the founder of our company, D.J. De Pree. In 1953, D.J. said that Herman Miller “will be a good corporate neighbor by being a good steward of the environment.” We have been working toward that goal ever since.

Environmental Advocacy
Our Vision and Policy
A Better World
Recognition & Awards

Knoll continues to focus on three key environmental areas: climate change; third-party certification and design for the environment, which sets standards for environmentally-responsible materials, products and processes. And we are continuing to set industry-leading standards for sustainable design.

  • Don’t forget the textile! Knoll “Green Bar” fabrics can help companies, healthcare organizations and educational institutions achieve LEED certification. Green Bar fabrics for furniture, walls and draperies contain  49%+ recycled content, 75%+ rapidly renewable material (natural fiber), or 100% Eco-Intelligent fiber
  • Full Circle is Knoll’s exclusive resource recovery program dedicated to extending the life cycle of surplus FF&E and building assets in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible way
  •  3rd Party Certification is critical to compliance. Knoll partner programs include: USGBC (US Green Building Council): LEED (Leadership in Environmental Design); FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council); and level® certification, a BIFMA (the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturer’s Association) program. For a full list of partners visit www.knoll.com 


 Enriching lives through play is our commitment to the children, families and communities we serve today and to many generations to come. That’s why our approach to environmental sustainability encompasses every aspect of our company – from the way we manufacture our products, to how we do business.

For nearly a century, we’ve created products that are made from responsible materials, manufactured in a sustainable manner and designed to be easily reclaimed at the end of their life cycle. Visit our website on Environmentally Responsible Play Systems.


When the world’s leading playground provider goes the extra mile for the environment, it matters! That’s why KOMPAN constantly optimizes materials and production processes to take sustainability to even higher levels. It’s not just about getting better at what we do - it’s about striving for the ultimate; creating value for our customers and the environment and innovating for a better world. At KOMPAN we take responsibility for the impact of our activities, products and services. We live up to this promise by being the proud holders of the most recognized green certificates: ISO 9001; ISO 14001; and OHSAS 18001. 

At KOMPAN we use FSC certified wood as well as recyclable steel and aluminum. However, it doesn’t stop here. As an innovation we are now changing all of our HDPE panels to the new EcoCore™: A highly durable, eco-friendly material, which is not only recyclable after use, but also consists of a core produced from 100% recycled material! It is still, of course, covered by our lifetime warranty.

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Virco's Corporate Stewardship initiative plays a key role in the company's overall mission to deliver a competitive and sustainable return to shareholders. Virco Stewardship does this by implementing environmentally responsible projects grounded in and flowing from our industry-leading recycling and resource recovery initiatives.

Tradition Energy helps public agencies reduce energy consumption and emissions as part of adopting more sustainable business practices. We provide an integrated set of business processes, tools and capabilities to reduce energy costs, improve supply alternatives and manage associated risks. As an important part of a comprehensive energy management plan, we will work with you to develop a thoughtful sustainability strategy that can help your organization meet many environmental, financial, and stakeholder relations objectives, including:

  • Demonstrating civic leadership
  • Generating positive publicity
  • Improving employee morale
  • Differentiating your organization
  • Attracting new customers and employees
  • Providing a hedge against risks posed by electricity price instability, fuel supply disruptions and environmental regulation

For more information about how Tradition Energy can help you procure sustainability products for  your organization, click here

Cintas is committed to improving the lives of our customers, partners and communities by integrating environmentally sustainable practices, principles and solutions across our business lines. Download an overview of Cintas' Green Initiatives to see how we are making a difference. 
Our focus is the 5 “R’s”. Promoting products and processes designed to make the world a better place.
Recycle: Reclaim used products/materials from manufacturing and use them in the manufacturing of other products.
Reduce: Reduce the amount of energy and materials used.
Restore: How can we restore damaged natural, social and economic systems in our area?
Reuse: Use an item more than once. This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again for the same function and new-life reuse where it is used for a new function. 
Rethink: Re-think processes that produce waste.

Cintas Corporate Responsibility Report
Cintas Sustainability Initiatives

Eco-friendly Roofing Solutions

Garland’s expansive line of sustainable roofing solutions is designed to provide sustainable alternatives to existing roof technology. Many of our green products feature zero VOCs, pre- and post-consumer recycled content, 100 percent recyclability, and high reflectivity among other sustainable attributes. The Garland portfolio of sustainable design solutions includes:

  • LEED, ENERGY STAR, and CRRC Compliant Solutions
  • Metal Systems
  • Reflective Coatings
  • Restorations
  • Vegetative Solutions
  • Long-Lived Modified Systems
  • Vapor Barriers
  • Rainscreen
  • Solar Solutions
  • Application Adhesives 
  • Maintenance
  • Comprehensive Professional Services

TAPCO manufactures and distributes products Eco friendly solutions for Traffic and Parking control. The TAPCO BlinkerSign® line of LED-enhanced signs are available standard with Solar power. In addition to savings on electricity, there is no need for costly trenching when installing BlinkerSign® systems. Our vast assortment of distributed traffic control products contain many products that are solar powered, reusable or made entirely or partially from recycled materials. Our U-Channel sign posts alone account for truckloads of recycled non-ferrous steel. The vast majority of our speed bumps, humps and rubber bases are made from recycled rubber tires. 

Both BI Incorporated (BI) and our parent company, The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO), are active in maintaining and improving our environmentally-friendly business practices. We currently operate six facilities designed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standards, as well as a LEED Gold-certified building.
BI is voluntarily compliant with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) and the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, helping ensure we minimize our environmental impact. All +of BI’s products are recycled, including batteries, circuit boards, straps, and casings, and are shipped in recyclable packaging that can be used 3 to 4 times longer than cardboard shipping materials.
We buy products that are free from ODC’s (Ozone Depleting Chemicals), lead and other harmful substances. BI is also WEEE compliant, allowing all customers to return waste or obsolete electrical components for controlled disposal.
Going Green with BI Incorporated

Greening your operation from coast to coast, Applied Industrial Technologies is dedicated to offering quality MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) products and serving our customers while protecting the environment we collectively share. Applied® offers a host of high-quality green supplies that meet your procurement goals:

Supplying more than 5 million products from more than 4,000 manufacturers, Applied® is your partner in providing products that decrease energy bills, increase efficiency, reduce waste, streamline costs and create a safer work environment.

Green Products Brochure
Sustainability Brochure