Our Core Values drive everything we do at Ruby Receptionists, including our benefits. With Creating Community in mind, we launched our Alternative Transportation Incentive to promote a healthier environment for our local community. The program encourages employees at our green virtual receptionist service to take public transportation, bicycle, carpool, or walk to work, and was one of the first benefits at Ruby!
Yesterday, several Rubys, including our Green Team, took the local streetcar down to the Portland Art Museum to attend Oregon Business magazine’s annual “100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon” luncheon. We were thrilled that our virtual receptionist service made the list for the second year in a row, and we’re honored that Ruby® placed #35 on this year’s list!
Happy Earth Day, everyone! Over the years, the Ruby® virtual receptionist team has been hard at work implementing sustainable practices at every level of the company. Today, Ruby was recognized for its commitment to sustainability in an article in the The Oregonian!
From our Alternative Transportation program that encourages Rubys to take public transit or bike to work to our volunteer-run Green Team, we always have an eye out for new ways to go green. As Charlene Huwe says in The Oregonian article, “If everyone did a little piece, we would see some dramatic changes in our world.” Charlene, in Human Resources at Ruby, has been integral in kick-starting our Green Team, and passed the baton to Kate Carroll in Client Services and virtual receptionist Kim K. to lead the way from the ground up.
Ruby® Receptionists has made Oregon Business magazine’s list of the “100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon” for the second year in a row! Last year, our choice of wind energy, encouragement of recyling, and notepad-making propelled us to #19 on the list.
We are really excited to see where we rank this year, especially after several of our virtual receptionists and staff members started Ruby’s very own Green Team. These volunteers (or shall I say, Planeteers?) meet once a month to brainstorm additional green business practices and to educate their peers on more ways to be sustainable.