Our organization has calculated a greenhouse gas baseline, using World Resources Institute. This baseline helps to define a starting point against which future progress can be measured.
Our organization has a Social Responsibility Manager responsible for addressing internal sustainability issues. This position, within the Public Affairs department, is a staff member in charge of strategy, policy, communications (internal and external), employee engagement, and measuring and reducing environmental impact. They work with a volunteer, a cross-functioning Green Team and an executive Social Responsibility Steering Committee.
Our company executes the following internal GHG-reducing actions:
Our organization is not becoming a Certified Green Business because we cannot meet the requirement of 100% recycled paper for our member communications. However, our organization is pursuing the following certifications:
Environmental factors are important to our organization when selecting an office space. When doing so, we take the following environmental factors into account:
Our organization's Bay Area buildings and buildings outside the Bay Area are LEED and/or Energy Star-certified.
Our organization practices the following as a part of our formal policy:
Our organization has made supply chain improvements through our:
Our organization engages clients on climate issues through:
Our organization engages employees on climate issues through:
Our organization has invited non-member companies to participate in BC3 events as guests. Increasing BC3's membership and network helps us develop a critical mass of businesses to fight climate change.
Our organization would be willing to share our experience about our community leadership as a member of BC3.
We actively engage with policy members through signing on to a joint statement on climate: BC3 COP 15 letter.
Our organization is also engaged in industry advocacy, business coalitions, supply chain management or other initiatives related to climate change.
Over the past year, members of our organization have collaborated with other BC3 members by:
Our organization uses LinkedIn, which provides avenues for communication and discussion on climate-related news and issues among BC3 members.
We are willing to provide the following resources within the BC3 network:
We feel that BC3 members can collaborate with one another to more effectively address climate change through expanding events to more than members in order to recruit. Our organization likes the idea of experts in subject areas listed above presenting what their company has done, via BC3 events/brownbags, etc.
Our organization shares its greenhouse gas baseline publicly at www.blueshieldca.com/socialresponsibility
Our organization communicates progress on its climate goals: