OneSource Supply Solutions/Sonepar, Oceanside, Calif., has been named “Green Supplier of the Year” by PG&E. OneSource's Green Supply initiative review process began with an extensive case study performed by the University of California, Berkeley. Their analysis and recommendations of the company's Greenhouse Gas footprint (GHG footprint) with relation to the products and services provided to PG&E was the initial stepping stone. Darrin Allen (pictured here), OneSource's director of quality and process, led the way to successful ISO 14001 certification of four OneSource facilities in California (Oakland, Oceanside, Buena Park and San Diego). Both initiatives were sponsored by PG&E.
OneSource's green practices include: implementing an environmental tracking system to track comprehensive reductions in Green House Gases (GHG); using a web-based tracking system to measure and track overall environmental goals including recycling of packing and shipping materials, wood, paper, plastic, cans and bottles; retrofitting all facilities with energy-saving lamps and energy management controls to minimize energy consumption; hosting an “Energy Week” for employees and customers; and presenting and participating in the 2011 Alliance Sustainability forum in order to learn and share new green technologies being implemented by companies in similar businesses.