Rose Goes Green
ROSE INTERNATIONAL GOES GREEN!
With today’s environmental climate, there are global implications to the decisions we make. Everyday across the America we read headlines regarding toxic chemicals, benefits of recycling and the health of our natural resources and surroundings.
At Rose International, we challenged ourselves to find ways to help our aging planet. These are some of the ways the Rose Team helps keep our world healthy and green.
ONLINE COLLABORATION TOOLS
Rose utilizes Office 365 to provide our employees a variety of tools to effectively perform and collaborate across multiple channels. This technology allows meetings to occur virtually reducing air pollution across the globe.
In addition, we’ve invested heavily in all of our systems companywide to move as many documents, forms and business processes to digital form as possible. Each team member is equipped with two computer screens to eliminate the need to print and we require fewer file cabinets, printers, toner cartridges, paper supplies, etc. These changes are not only environmentally smart; they improve our business flexibility and reduce costs.
Rose International’s New Hire Portal not only simplifies the candidate on-boarding process, it is environmentally friendly. It eliminates the need to print, sign, scan and upload documents. Our process is secure and authenticates electronic signature through government issued identification. Fully U.S. Federal ESIGN Act and UETA Act compliant.
ENERGY EFFICIENT PURCHASING
99.9% of all Rose International equipment purchases for the past 10+ years are compliant with the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program. This voluntary program helps businesses and individuals save money and protect the climate through energy efficiency.
Rose offices also utilize power-saving intelligence on the devices we use. We also utilize multi-functional printer/scanner/fax machines to minimize the total number of devices and use their power saving capabilities to the fullest. Our employees conserve electricity and preserve our resources where possible by turning off lights when not needed and after hours.
OFFICE SPACE REDUCTION
Rose remains committed to providing quality service and protecting the health and safety of our employees through the COVID-19 pandemic. In early 2020, we pivoted quickly and deployed our team members to work-at-home. This change resulted in increased productivity and efficiency companywide. As a result, we’ve reduced our physical presence in traditional office buildings across the U.S. resulting in less air pollution and gas emissions.
NATIONWIDE OFFICE RECYCLING
Rose is committed to reducing waste and increasing recycling in the workplace. We’ve made recycling easier than ever in our offices by placing recycling bins in high traffic areas, and increased employee awareness of our dedication to protecting our environment.
We also recycle all computer and electronic equipment to help conserve natural resources and avoid air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA estimates that recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by more than 3,500 homes in one year.
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY WORKSPACES
It is Rose corporate policy to use Herman Miller Resolve furniture in our offices, where possible. A Resolve workstation weighs 1/3 less than a traditional workstation, thus using less material. The workstations are 86% recyclable and contain 27% recycled materials. Compared to traditional systems, Resolve has about ¼ the components and takes up 1/3 the space when being stored. Also, the design layouts create higher workstation densities, while maintaining openness and comfort; saving on energy and real estate costs. Resolve is GREENGUARD certified and may contribute to LEED credits.
SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
As a member of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC), Rose is proud to be a good corporate citizen and put sustainability efforts in the forefront of our operations. Our Founder & Chairwoman Sue Bhatia is a member of their Board of Directors.