Sign the Green Pledge The Green Business Handbook
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Some Lebanese companies and organizations have already passed the green light. Here are some examples:




  • Recycling in partnership with Arcenciel. A recycling seminar was conducted for employees and sorting containers were installed to divide waste by type
  • Encourages a paperless environment through the human resources management system
  • Reduces plastic use by replacing plastic and paper cups with mugs 
  • Gave each employee a Cedar Box on Labor day so they can plant a cedar and contribute towards the reforestation of Lebanon
 



  • Develop social responsibility awareness by regularly organizing activities that benefit the society, in hopes of reducing the environmental footprint. leading by example so others do the same
  • Launched ‘I think green’ eco-slogan and try to identify responsible ways to act in offices to combat massive consumption through multiple programs: 
  • Affiliate’s solutions - help promote sustainability
  • Ecosys (an ITG company) provides renewable energy solutions, promoting the green initiative, as Lebanon has abundant solar resources with high solar irradiance levels
  • Image Systems (an ITG company) provides managed printing services, encouraging employees and clients to scan their documents instead of printing, effectively reducing both energy and paper consumption
  • Paper collection: collected more than 56,223 Kg of paper in collaboration with Terre Liban, equivalent to:  956 planted trees, 98,558 liters of oil, 129 m3 of landfill space, 1,486,797 liters of water, 224,892 kWh
  • Zero fabric waste initiative, during one week employees donated 132.2 Kg of unwanted clothes to FabricAid, a Lebanese organization that sorts old clothes into categories to be later sold at extremely affordable prices to marginalized communities, or recycles them into raw material to be used by clothes manufacturers. For every kilogram of collected clothes, ITG donate a small amount to Include Lebanon, an NGO that promotes the social welfare of children with disabilities, to give them equal opportunities in the society
  • Responsible packaging: ITG retail and distribution affiliates have opted for environmentally-friendly biodegradable plastic bags
  • Eco-friendly gatherings: gathered all workforce in an all-day event at a natural conservation project where proposed activities centered on the wellbeing of employees, with hiking trails, yoga, and healthy cooking sessions
  • Promote green awareness, try to stress on environmental and eco-friendly posts on social media platforms throughout the year
  • Electronic waste management, plan to launch a project which will reduce e-waste in collaboration with ECOSERV
  • HOLCOM building (ITG mother holding) is designed with the latest technologies in mind to ensure sustainability, as it was conceived to save energy and provide the best work conditions
  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that provides 25 percent of the building's energy demand
  • Unique building/facade architecture allows sunlight management and reduces heat impact 
  • Lighting management, optimizes energy usage and saves around 47.6 percent of the building's lighting energy consumption, which represents 506,808 kWh/year
  • Greenery allows more shades and less heat (80m² of green wall at the main entrance in addition to many bamboo plants & other trees)
  • Earth Hour initiative: HOLCOM has participated for the past 5 years by turning off all non-essential lights for 1 hour, in parallel with public and private institutions 




  • Selling RoHS-compliant equipment Only
  • Advocating & promoting use of Virtual Servers to reduce carbon footprint and electricity consumption
  • Encouraging software-based comparable solutions (as opposed to hardware) to reduce shipping carbon footprint
  • Reducing use of printed materials and replacing them with electronic media and contents
  • Using video-conferencing whenever possible to reduce car & plane travel carbon footprint
  • Using recycled paper for all our Corporate letterhead
  • Selectively recycling and sorting trash
  • Disposing of batteries and other heavy-metal trash in ad hoc facilities



  • Collecting electronic/electrical and packaging waste and directing it to approved organizations for recycling
  • Collecting battery waste and directing it to approved organizations for recycling
  • Collecting scrap toners and directing them to approved organizations for recycling
  • Collecting scrap office paper and directing it to approved organizations for recycling
  • Selecting vendors who are taking into consideration environmentally-friendly products
  • Installating GPS to all company’s vehicles in order to better monitor the delivery of products
  • Proper and systematic maintenance of the central heating/cooling system of the company
  • The central heating/cooling system is automatically switched off during lunch time and non-working hours
  • Installating motion detectors and light sensors for lighting common areas
  • In the process of getting approval in order to replace all fluorescent light bulbs of the Head Office Building with LED light bulbs in order to minimize energy consumption



  • Recycling papers, electronics, ink cartridges and toners
  • Use both sides of papers
  • Encourage employees to order food without plastic cutlery
  • Use mugs, ceramic plates and silverware 
  • Use specific bins for each recyclable item
  • Request e-brochures instead of hard copies
  • Use LED lights
  • Use Go Green signatures every few months
  • Send e-greeting cards instead of printed ones
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