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Whitham Group named the #1 Executive Search Firm in Renewable Energy in the US by Solar Power International
For Immediate Release December 8th, 2016
San Francisco, CA – Since becoming a GBB-certified green business, Whitham Group has evolved to become the market leader in recruiting candidates for companies in the renewable energy industry. The company has embraced the commitment to going green with a passion for renewable energy and the people who have dedicated their talent to protecting and sustaining the environment, with a strong belief that even small actions can make a big impact. In 2015, Whitham Group joined the Green Business Bureau (GBB), which is a national membership organization that uses an online assessment to certify green businesses.
In keeping with their sustainable business vision, Whitham Group has incorporated numerous green initiatives:
- Adopt Environmentally Sound Business Practices, one being “Green Marketing”, where the website is 100% green and powered by renewable energy. Their entire office is powered by renewable energy as well.
- 90% of marketing materials are all online, and their team also has business cards with chips so instead of massively printing them, employees just swipe the chip on their client/candidate’s cell phones, and the V-Card is automatically loaded into their phones instead of their hand.
- For the holidays, the firm sends e-cards to all of their clients and candidates instead of paper holiday cards. The Huffington Post states, “The 2.65 billion Christmas cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high. If we each sent one card less, we’d save 50,000 cubic yards of paper.” So, Whitham Group did not send even one card on Thanksgiving or Christmas, saving approximately 10,000 cards from being printed. The firm now sends cards electronically without the additional postage costs and waste.
- 90% of employees drive electric or hybrid vehicles.
A consistent mindset throughout the organization is key to making a positive, sustainable impact on the environment, and Whitham Group embodies the goal toward becoming a truly sustainable business. Having already achieved GBB Gold Certification status, all of Whitham Group’s employees have adopted a greener lifestyle from recycling at home to energy efficiency. In the office, they recycle toner cartridges and do not print anything unless necessary. They also do not allow plastic bottles in the office and have a water station with reusable glasses. And since their core business is within renewables, clients and candidates are all very savvy in terms of green lifestyles; having the certification solidifies their commitment to preserving the environment.
For more information on Whitham Group, please visit http://www.whithamgroup.com
For more information on the GBB program, please visit http://www.gbb.org
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About Whitham Group: Whitham Group is a Recruitment Firm that has a focus on Renewable Energy, Construction, Engineering, Utilities and Environmental Services. The firm recruits candidates from Managers to CEOs and recently have been named the #1 Executive Search Firm in Renewable Energy in the US by Solar Power International.
Carina Whitham, President
Whitham Group Renewable Energy Executive Search
388 Market Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA. 94111