Hughes Pittman & Gupton, a finalist for Green Plus North American Sustainable Medium-Sized Business of 2011, is also eligible to win the Green Plus People’s Choice Award. The largest CPA firm based in the Research Triangle Park region of NC, HPG was the first accounting firm to earn Green Plus Certification and has been a poster child in their field, inspiring other firms to examine their own sustainability practices and make positive changes.
HPG has launched multiple initiatives to integrate sustainability into its culture, including a staff-led recycling program, signage about conservation around the office, an Earth Day awareness event, sustainability-topic lunch and learns, a Green Initiative board, monthly green emails, and a weekly Green Monster award for staff members. It has reduced resources use by purchasing energy efficient appliances, eliminating unnecessary lighting, measuring and monitoring its energy and water use, and setting future goals for energy and water use reduction. HPG contributes to its community by providing incentives for employees to work with community organizations, internships to local university students, and is active in the clean tech and sustainable economic development community through participation in conferences. It has also been recognized by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and others for helping the region grow and succeed.
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