APS represents a business that is deepening their commitment to social and environmental responsibility in core business practices, along our supply chain, and in the community. We are developing criteria/standards, identifying main areas of concern, and creating action plans. We are focused on efforts that will have minimal impact to our environment.
In order to help meet this commitment we have become a member of America’s Green Business Network® which is the first, largest, and most diverse network of socially and environmentally responsible businesses in the country. The Green Business Network® is a program of Green America, the nation’s leading non-profit organization working to build a green and just economy.
Comprised of 3,000 businesses, the Green Business Network® is home to both rising social and eco enterprises and the most established green businesses around. Green America’s consumer education programs and publications reach millions of green consumers each year, encouraging them to shift their spending to support socially and environmentally responsible enterprises. Our membership in the Green Business Network means being a part of the largest network of businesses dedicated to growing the green economy.
BUSINESS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN TOGETHER.
APS is committed to using our business as a platform for social change. We look to be:
- Environmentally responsible in the way we source our products, and run our operations and facilities
- Socially equitable and committed to extraordinary practices that benefit the well-being of workers, customers, suppliers, and the greater community; and
- Accountable for our work by continually improving and trackingour progress, and operating with radical transparency in every facet of our business
In order to grow a new green economy, we must do more than simply recognize the pioneers in the field. We believe a critical step is by helping both our customers and employees deepen their work in sustainability.
As we continue to grow our awareness and make greater progress toward greener business practices, we were awarded the Green Business Network’s Gold Level Certification. This certification helps to identify the leading green businesses that have laid the groundwork for the green economy, and the emerging green businesses that will help bring it to scale. We will continue to drive our level of participation in this program as a platform for social change.
Gold Level Certification represents APS as a business that is on the path to sustainability and implementing those sustainable practices in the workplace. We are mapping our impact in company operations and we are removing the worst ingredients/materials from the products and services we provide.