The Greater Cleveland Partnership/The Council of Smaller Enterprises is committed to promoting sustainability, both among our member businesses, and in our own internal operations. To demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, we are part of the Green Plus sustainability certification program, provided by the Institute for Sustainable Development.
Greening GCP/COSE Mission
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) is committed to minimizing our collective impact on the environment and reducing our overall expenses through focused efforts to become more sustainable and energy efficient. Through the GCP Green Team, we are building a culture of responsibility that encourages every employee to ask the questions that lead to more sustainable processes and practices, and help our organization support a sustainable future through energy and waste reduction, recycling, and social responsibility.
Our current GCP/COSE Sustainability Annual Report will provide you with information on our prior year successes related to our focus areas listed below. It establishes metrics to track our achievements in the areas of Performance, Planet and People.
- Organizational Performance
- Community Engagement
- Employee Health and Wellness
- Employee Orientation and Engagement
- Environmental Stewardship
Volunteer Days, Flu Shots and Wellness Seminars, RTA discounts, Annual Waste Audits…these are just a few accomplishments of GCP that aided in achievement of our sustainability goals. We hope to set a strong example for our member companies and encourage our members to share their sustainability success stories.
Our staff efforts of Greening GCP/COSE is just the beginning.