The company actively encourages its employees, as well as its customers, to make sustainable choices. More than 18 percent of ARC-Southern California’s employees benefit from an average $1,500 in monthly ride-sharing incentives by carpooling, taking public transit, walking, or biking to work. And each month, an employee who has gone the extra mile to contribute to the company’s sustainability efforts is honored with the Green Guardian of the Month award, which includes recognition at each of the 15 locations and a hand-written thank you note from the senior vice president of the region.
ARC-Southern California has also established a Green Guard team of volunteer employees and family members. The team participates regularly in community hosted environmental projects including habitat restoration, native plant reforestation, and waste recovery. Green Guard members were involved in more than 15 events over the past year, and vendor sponsored rewards encourage ongoing participation.
“We know that sustainability is a team effort,” Langer said. “Working together with our employees and customers, we believe that we can continue to explore and integrate business practices that make sustainability a reality, not just a promise.”