Showiing appreciation for the hard work of colleagues and for valuable relationships with business partners is something that good organizations do—and gifts are a great way to do it. But no organization wants the gifts they offer to clients and employees to go quickly into landfills or contribute to climate change.
If you’re stumped as to what a climate-conscious gift might look like, Jody Brandes, HMCC, CMP, CMM, group manager, meetings & conventions, strategic event services, Genentech, has some answers. She shared the following chart at Pharma Forum, the conference for pharmaceutical and life-science meeting professionals. The chart addresses the various factors that make gifts better or worse for the climate and for the planet.