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Feb
14

Waste, Water, Energy & Toxics

Proactively reducing the organization’s waste, energy or water can reduce related costs as well as benefit the environment. Even a small office can set and achieve environmental goals and be a no-waste or low-waste business.  

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Jan
28

Connections Network Sign-Up

The VBSR Connections Network   UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, VBSR Connections Network Meetings will be on pause until in-person meetings are permitted, safe, and appropriate. In the meantime, feel free to sign up for any of the groups, and keep an eye out for educational webinars on exploring socially responsible considerations, precautions, and resources for […]

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Nov
29

Community & Environment Resources

Learn more about the resources in Vermont to help with supporting communities and greening your workplace:   Also see the People & Culture Resources section.

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Nov
29

Employee Wellness

Addressing the mental, emotional, financial and physical health of your employees can improve their health and help create a supportive, productive workplace that meets their needs and your organization’s needs.

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Nov
29

Community Support

Supporting your community is a great way for to build relationships with your community and help employees feel proud of their organization. Community support can also increase brand visibility and customer loyalty – some studies have shown that certain consumers and organizations seek out brands that support communities or causes. Many organizations involve employee teams […]

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Nov
29

Dependent Care

Supporting the needs of employees with dependents can provide greater work/life integration, alleviate stress and help your employees focus on their work. The benefits can also help your organization with attracting and keeping employees, and they can range from something as simple as providing helpful materials or resources to in-house facilities. It’s helpful to remember […]

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Nov
29

Transportation

In rural Vermont, transportation has been a long-standing challenge for many employees. Helping employees with transportation needs can attract and retain workers while reducing gas emissions and community, traffic and road impact. Transportation, mostly cars and trucks, accounts for 43% of Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions. Employer assistance can include transportation for daily commuting, meetings, conferences, and/or […]

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Nov
29

Investing in Your Community

Your community supports your organization in a number of ways – from purchasing your products or services to providing needed infrastructure,  capital or employees, to less tangible benefits. The people in your community are stakeholders in your organization and may be neighbors, customers, competitors, investors, etc., all supporting your organization and deserving your support in […]

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Nov
29

Family-Friendliness

Investing in family-friendly business practices helps improve your workforce productivity and your company’s ability to attract, motivate, and retain employees. A sustainable organization culture addresses the needs and values of employees, their families and their work/life balance.

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Nov
29

Employee Benefits

A solid benefits package can help attract and retain employees and increase job satisfaction and productivity. Some benefits cost more than others, and some may fit your workforce’s needs better than others. It’s wise to review your benefits package regularly, to make sure you’re aware of new offerings and to ensure that employees’ needs are […]

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