The TRUE Zero Waste certification strives to change the way materials flow through society so that all products are eventually reused and diverted from landfill, incineration and the environment.
To receive a TRUE Zero Waste Certification, businesses must achieve a minimum 90% diversion rate for solid, non-hazardous waste. Additional requirements include employee education, communication, innovation and the commitment from every single employee to participate.
In 2021, the California Giant headquarters succeeded in diverting 94.04% of our office waste away from landfills and other waste outlets!
A Giant (Green) Leap Forward with the Help of Our Green Team
The adage “it takes a village” rings true for achieving TRUE Zero Waste certification! California Giant’s ‘Green Team,’ which consists of various employees from diverse departments led the office-wide effort. Each Green Team member is responsible for representing the company’s sustainability efforts by meeting monthly to discuss progress, data and findings, and improvement for the future – as well as educating fellow employees on the importance of proper waste disposal and diversion.
A Greener Future
As a company, we are committed to overall waste reduction and proper allocation, keeping as much as we can from our landfills and encouraging all to reduce, reuse and recycle.