Enzymedica re-certifies as Green Business Partner
Enzymedica, a Venice-based digestive enzyme supplement company, has a healthy history with the Sarasota County Green Business Partnership (GBP). And they’re writing another chapter, now, by re-certifying as a GBP member.
It started in 2015, when Enzymedica became the 242nd member of the Green Business Partnership. To gain initial certification for the program, the company implemented a number of environmental initiatives, including:
- Adding 113 solar panels to a building to reduce CO2 emissions and conserve energy each month;
- Obtaining a “carbon neutral” certification from Green Mountain Energy to offset vehicle and air travel emissions; and
- Using recycled paper for packing and shipping.
Since the initial certification, Enzymedica has continued to operate in an environmentally conscience manner. The company regularly seeks ways to reduce its waste-stream impacts by working with its supply-chain vendors to create take-back programs and switching to reusable crates and containers.
As its facilities have expanded, Enzymedica has looked for ways to reduce energy. Automatic light shut off switches, soy-based spray foams in the warehouse, window blinds on the south-facing side of the building, and Nest Control system are all part of the energy conservation efforts.
From the community standpoint, Enzymedica works with numerous non-profit organizations and groups throughout Sarasota County, including Mote Marine, as part of the overall social responsibility efforts company-wide.
Enymedica is a perfect example of how creating a philosophy of environmental sustainability and community engagement can create a culture within the entire organization.
About the Company
Enzymedica is a Florida company founded in 1998 with the purpose of improving health through the use of natural medicine. We strive to create unparalleled products that improve the overall wellness of our customers, and empower them to take control of their health in a simple, meaningful way. Every day we are driven to become the simplest part of your ongoing journey towards total body wellness.
About the Green Business Partnership
The Green Business Partnership is open to all businesses in Sarasota County. Certified Green Business partners operate in an environmentally responsible manner. More than 250 businesses have earned certification. Program certification includes an on-site verification of reduction, reuse and conservation practices in:
- Business operations;
- Solid waste management;
- Recycling; and
- Energy and water consumption.