Green Initiatives

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Fostering a commitment to the environment

MAXIMUS Green Initiatives

In an effort to provide more efficient and eco-friendly services, MAXIMUS offices around the country have implemented several "green initiatives" to reduce the environmental impact on our planet. The environment belongs to all of us, and we each have a responsibility to ensure its well-being.

Recycling and Reusing for Sustainability

  • Using recycling bins for paper products, plastic bottles and aluminum cans
  • Using recycled paper for mailings and promotional materials whenever possible
  • Installing safe and efficient water filtration systems to replace bottled water coolers
  • Providing reusable coffee mugs and plastic cups to employees at certain locations
  • Supplying biodegradable plates, napkins and utensils at certain project sites
  • Replacing janitorial supplies and paper towels with more eco-friendly products
  • Encouraging staff to bring lunch to reduce the use of plastic containers and utensils from local restaurants

Conserving Energy to Reduce Carbon Emissions

  • Turning off all cubicle and office lighting at the close of business each day
  • Eliminating electrical usage from desktop computers when not in use
  • Implementing staggered climate control daily start-up times and building temperature standards for summer cooling and winter heating
  • Installing sun film on sun-exposed windows to reduce glare and hot spots within our facility to lower electricity usage from climate control systems

Eliminating Paper Waste through Innovative Solutions

We work hand-in-hand with our government clients to recommend ways to reduce paper consumption; this can often be a more cost effective way to achieve business goals. Ideas our clients have implemented include:

  • Replacing traditional paper services with electronic services
  • Developing intranet sites to post program information and reports using electronic "fast alerts" to keep staff abreast of important information
  • Encouraging clients to authorize telephone and Web program enrollments as opposed to using and mailing paper enrollments, resulting in a reduced reliance on printed collateral materials and paper products
  • Enabling community based organizations to implement efficient business practices by providing technology and technical assistance to submit program enrollments electronically
  • Printing "on demand" and reducing paper use for required mailings
  • Initiating a "piggyback" mailing program to add relevant mail to outgoing distribution