When United Airlines moved employees to their new Corporate Support Center in Houston, they needed furniture that supported more collaboration, but didn’t want their old materials to go to waste. They partnered with Green Standards to responsibly decommission 360,000 square feet of office space, to ensure their excess furniture and equipment would be kept out of landfill and channeled into local communities.
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With 1400 employees being relocated from 2 buildings across 14 floors, it created the need for a more complex, multi-channel disposition strategy. By combining donation, resale, and recycling strategies with turnkey project management, Green Standards maximized asset recovery, streamlined community donation, and virtually eliminated waste. By working with our Circular Economy-Inspired program, United Airlines was able to repurpose valuable products with a 99% landfill diversion rate on 500+ tons of surplus assets.
Together, United Eco-Skies and Green Standards kept their gently used furniture and equipment out of the landfill and in use with 18 local non-profits including The American Red Cross of Greater Houston.
“Because of this partnership with Green Standards and United Airlines, we’re able to save the money we would have to spend on office equipment and we can put that right back into the mission delivery and service delivery, to the people who need it most.”
– Henry Van de Putte - Regional Chief Executive, Texas Gulf Coast, American Red Cross.
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Roxana Mora – United Airlines
Jody Cope – United Eco-Skies
Jonathan Milnes – Green Standards
Henry Van de Putte – American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region
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