Cleaning Contractor Pays Employees To Be Green

Businesses of all sizes are starting to take the concept of work-life balance to heart by using environmental and social-justice volunteer programs to inspire loyalty in existing staff and recruit valuable new talent.

According to the Triple Pundit website, facilities management company, ABM, is one of those businesses and was recently included in a list of the top 10 companies that pay their employees to preserve the environment. The Detroit-based ABM Healthcare helps its clients conserve energy by lowering consumption, incorporating energy-efficient appliances and systems, and encouraging environmental stewardship through their ABM Greencare program.

The company also participates in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, and also partners with the Green Parking Council, a non-profit that helps to plan the conversion of parking facilities to more sustainable structures.

The year 2015 marked the fifth anniversary of ABM Healthcare Support Services’ involvement with Greening of Detroit, a non-profit dedicated to revitalizing the ecosystem of the Metro-Detroit area through tree planting, green spaces and urban farms.

ABM is in the position to offer monetary donations to many of these organizations, but they encourage staff to do more. The organization provides paid time off to workers throughout the year so staff can volunteer to help build, plant, feed or educate individuals and families in need.

To see what other companies top the list, click here.