There are many driving factors today that cause businesses to evaluate their goals, objectives and operational initiatives. New CarbonFree® business partner C1 Consulting, a market research and consulting firm serving the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, found incentive to begin a complete assessment of their business operations when they decided to apply to the San Francisco Green Business Program. What began as an effort to become “more green” has led C1 Consulting to evaluate every aspect of their business’ impact on the environment.
The San Francisco Green Business Program was started by three city agencies, coordinating a set of strict standards for environmentally sustainable business practices, providing resources and assistance to business applicants to help them meet the program’s standards, and recognizing these businesses for their efforts to operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
C1 Consulting helps its pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients successfully launch and grow their products in the rapidly changing and challenging healthcare environment, so C1 Consulting understands the value of knowing your customer base and addressing what matters most to them. C1 stands for “customers first” and client satisfaction is their most important measure of success. Now, environmentally sustainable operations are a key goal and a valuable measure of C1 Consulting’s success as well.
Last year, C1 Consulting made the decision to identify, calculate and neutralize the annual operational emissions from their New Jersey, Georgia and California offices, including emissions from office energy usage, business travel, employee commuting and mail/materials shipments. C1 Consulting is determined to evolve into a more environmentally responsible, forward-thinking organization.
“Although C1 Consulting is a small organization, our employees travel frequently for research. We have always been cognizant of the impact of air travel and other aspects of our business operations on the environment, and have always thought of finding some way to offset it,” explains Stephanie Polizzi, C1 Consulting Office Manager in San Francisco. “When we applied for the San Francisco Green Business Program, we began to evaluate our choices and our impact on the environment. We did some web sleuthing and finally settled on Carbonfund.org’s carbon offset program for both our New Jersey and California offices. In Carbonfund.org, we found not only our gateway to environmental responsibility, but helpful, dedicated staff to help identify the extent of our need and present the best possible solutions.”
C1 Consulting is supporting Carbonfund.org’s energy efficiency, renewable energy and reforestation projects as part of their commitment to sustainable business operations. Carbonfund.org applauds C1 Consulting’s efforts to be an industry leader against the effects of climate change and to reduce the environmental impact of their operations.