EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWS

GovDocs Supports Customers’ Environmental Sustainability Efforts

Published Aug. 24, 2021

Biodegradable labor law posters

GovDocs recently took a large step forward in helping its customers reduce plastic waste through a new investment in the company’s production and distribution of durable yet biodegradable labor law posters.

Environmental sustainability has become a growing part of company goals and culture for some of the largest employers in the U.S.

Those values are reflected not only in mission statements and press releases, but concrete efforts to help the environment:

  • Committing to a carbon-neutral footprint in the coming years
  • Giving a percentage of revenue to environmental organizations
  • Using greener materials, vendors and processes
  • Investing in climate solutions

GovDocs Biodegradable Labor Law Posters

GovDocs recently took a large step forward in helping its customers reduce plastic waste through a new investment in the company’s production and distribution of durable yet biodegradable labor law posters.

Able to be discarded in the trash — and durable to withstand the harsh environments while posted for compliance — the new GovDocs labor law poster product immediately begins to break down in a landfill. Compared with a traditional laminated poster, which takes an estimated 1,500 years to begin to decompose, this significantly reduces the impact on the environment for GovDocs customers.

The unique poster material and a streamlined shipping process reduces annual waste, including:

  • 366,590 shipping tubes weighing 685 tons
  • 659,501 posters weighing 53 tons
  • 733,180 plastic endcaps weighing 3.6 tons

“We have heard from many clients about their need to increase sustainability and reduce their impact on the environment across their organization, including requests to get help from their partner suppliers,” said Zach Stabenow, founder and CEO of GovDocs. “We are excited to finally deliver to our customers a labor law poster product that is not only compliant and durable, but also environmentally sustaining.”

In addition to being environmentally friendly, the new material is extremely durable and resistant to location wear and tear, and exposure to grease, water, chemicals, and UV rays like the durability of a traditional laminated poster.

About GovDocs

GovDocs simplifies employment law compliance for large, multi-jurisdiction employers in the U.S. and Canada. The GovDocs software platform integrates three solutions in one convenient place to help you master the employment laws impacting your business. Whether you manage a postings, minimum wage or paid leave program, our products cut through research time, provide proactive insights into the everchanging landscape of employment laws and reduce the risk of noncompliance.

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What is GovDocs?

GovDocs simplifies employment law compliance for large, multi-jurisdiction employers in the U.S. and Canada. The GovDocs software platform integrates three solutions in one convenient place to help you master the employment laws impacting your business. Whether you manage a postings, minimum wage or paid leave program, our products cut through research time, provide proactive insights into the everchanging landscape of employment laws and reduce the risk of noncompliance. The company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.

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The GovDocs Poster Store simplifies posting compliance for employers with less than 30 locations across all industries, offering a variety of posting products to meet your labor law compliance needs.