October 22, 2015 6:59 pm Published by

Green Office is suited to offices – both large and small – in private companies, the public sector and other organizations. Even small actions can make a difference, if enough people are involved.

Office premises hold a key position in energy consumption and in sustainable solutions. Green Office motivates office staff to act in an environmentally friendly way with regard to everyday tasks, and improves environmental awareness and brings cost savings. The scheme will benefit both the Sign a contract

Enter a collaboration agreement with WWF.  The admission fee is charged after signing the contract. After the contract has been formalized, the organization will receive login information to the Green Office network extranet, Compass. Request a draft contract from Helka Julkunen, Head of Green Office program, or fill in the contact form organization and the environment.

Create an environmental management system (EMS)

Upon joining the network, the organization has a year to prepare a practical EMS for its office. The organization selects a Green Office contact person and a Green Office team from among its personnel. To help create the system, the organization may use web-tools provided by WWF, which can be found on the Compass.

Arrange for an office inspection

When the EMS is ready, a WWF Green Office expert will perform an inspection of office premises. If the office passes this inspection, it will receive the Green Office diploma along with the right to use the Green Office logo. After the office inspection, the first annual fee will be charged.

Report annually

Once the organization has been granted with the Green Office labeling rights, it will start to report chosen key indicators to WWF. In addition, the office updates its environmental program every year. Reporting takes place annually in the spring via Compass and via Climate Calculator. WWF will send the reporting guidelines to the Green Office contact person.

Develop and improve

An office with the Green Office labeling rights should strive for constant development of its EMS and improvement of environmental awareness among its personnel. WWF will inspect the office premises every three years. During these reviews, fulfillment of the Green Office criteria and use of the Green Office logo will be monitored.

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