Austin Green Business Leader | Featured Member: Applied Materials
You may have heard of the Austin Green Business Leader program, but perhaps are still unsure of how the program works or who the members are. We’ll be featuring different members throughout the year to introduce these great business that are helping make Austin an even better place to live and do business!
Who is Applied Materials?
Applied Materials is a Platinum Green Business Leader with offices in Austin and around the globe. They’re a leading equipment supplier to semiconductor, display, and solar PV industries.
What makes them a Green Business Leader?
Sustainability and corporate responsibility is clearly a core value of Applied Materials, evident by their impressive list of awards and recognitions , including being named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company and ranked on Corporate Responsibility Magazines annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens List”. According to program liaison and Environmental Engineer, Fazal Mohammed, the Austin campus is making impressive progress modeling Zero Waste. The City of Austin has a commitment to become Zero Waste by 2040, reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90% and Applied Materials is proving that it is possible. The Austin campus went from a diversion rate of less than 5% in 2005 to diverting more than 90% of all non-hazardous waste in 2015!
Is your business a green business?
If so, we encourage you to join this elite group of members and be recognized as Austin Green Business Leader. Open enrollment happens only once year from January 1 through the month of February. This is the only time that scorecards will be reviewed and new members are invited into the program. Download the scorecard today to get started on your application! Learn more about the Austin Green Leader Program.
Members of the Austin Green Business Leaders are companies that have filled-out and submitted a scorecard that demonstrates their commitment to sustainable business practices in the seven categories of energy, resource management, water, transportation, healthy work environment, community stewardship, and communications and outreach. These community leaders have adopted a business model that protects the environment, enhances the community, supports local culture, and maintains a healthy workplace, all of which can positively affect their bottom line. They understand that, especially in Austin, Green Business is Good Business.