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Sustainability at Work

Providing free tools and expertise to achieve your goals

Phone: 503-823-7037

Email: sustainabilityatwork@portlandoregon.gov

GSI Water Solutions Inc.

AboutGSI Water Solutions logo

GSI is a small, employee-owned water resources and environmental consulting firm. In 2014, it formed a Green Team to spearhead the development of a comprehensive sustainability program firm-wide. The Green Team examines the firm’s current practices and determines what can be done to become a more sustainably minded business. 

Achievements
Gold

  • Instituted an extra recycling program to collect non-curbside recyclable plastics, Styrofoam, batteries and ink cartridges.
  • All electronic devices are recycled or refurbished.
  • Completely eliminated the use of disposable dishware.
  • Four main office supplies (paper, binders, labels, and envelopes) contain at least 30% post-consumer recycled content.
  • Secure bike parking is available at all office locations.
  • A public transportation reimbursement program is offered to all employees.
  • Videoconferencing is available at all offices to reduce travel.
  • Low flow aerators have been installed on bathrooms and kitchen faucets.
  • Host annual drives to support local non-profits.
  • Participate in annual commuter challenges.
  • Participate in annual EcoChallenge Event to educate and encourage staff to employ sustainable practices at work and at home.
  • Instituted an employee-led composting program for employees to take home food waste from the office kitchens for their home composting.

Photos

recycling and compost area

Eco-challenge score board

Location

55 SW Yamhill St. Ste 300 Portland, OR 97204
503-239-8799
http://gsiwatersolutions.com/