Anthro Corporation is proud to announce that it has been named the 2014 Best Green Company to Work For in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. This is the fifth time Anthro has achieved this honor, and we were recognized this year with ninth place.
“This is a wonderful recognition for Anthro,” Cathy Filgas, Vice President and Co-founder of Anthro Corporation said of the honor. “In 1992, we made a corporate goal that by the year 2000, we would not add to any landfill. That was a bit of an unattainable goal, but one that made us think about what we could do to inch toward that moment.
Now it is 22 years later, and our amazing employees are chipping away at attaining that same goal each and every day, so this award is quite encouraging. We’d like to thank Oregon Business Magazine for this honor.”
It has been a long journey leading to this recognition. Because all Anthro products are made at our plant in Tualatin, we had to carefully consider every aspect of our business, especially manufacturing, to become as sustainable as possible.
We evaluate the sustainability of all materials we use to manufacture our products, which includes green packaging, so our end users can easily recycle leftover contents. We use local vendors as often as possible, and we have an extensive recycling and composting program at both of our buildings. Returns and tradeshow products are donated to local non-profits and schools, and our Giving Committee ensures all gifts are donated locally as well.
The importance that Anthro’s leadership places on being sustainable has certainly helped make the mission a success. Anthro’s Green Team meets monthly to brainstorm new opportunities to be greener, and guide our sustainable efforts. Employees are also encouraged to live a green lifestyle, thanks to benefits like a monthly stipend for those who walk, bike, take public transportation or drive a hybrid vehicle.
Anthro Corporation, founded in 1984, designs and manufactures furniture for technology, including standing desks, radiology furniture, and over 30 charging solutions. Earlier this year, Anthro Corporation was ranked fifth on the 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon list.
Oregon Business’s 2014 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon survey asked employees to rate satisfaction with and importance of their employer’s sustainable practices.
If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview, please call Cathy Filgas at (503) 691-8228 or email Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org