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Alere

2010 Green Team, continued ...Published: June 01, 2010

Irvine (with other offices in Atlanta; Reno, Nev.; and Upper Saddle River, N.J.)  •  alere.com
Founded: 2008 by parent company Inverness Medical Innovations
Executive Vice President: Kathy Cartelli (Irvine operations)
Chief Green Officer: Stefanie Strobel

Alere Health is one of the nation’s leading providers of integrated health and wellness programs to employers and health plans. For the company’s Irvine-based team, caring about the environment is every bit as important as caring for one’s health. The proof? Despite doubling its staff last year, the team was still able to reduce waste. In 2008 alone, the company eliminated 1,229 pounds of trash and saved the company $8,413 in energy and other operating costs. Employees have cut 100 reams of paper from their supply by printing on both sides and have recycled more than 800 pounds of electronics. Their efforts were even recognized by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. Go inside the office break room, and you’ll find only ceramic dishes and silverware. For cleanups: Earth-friendly Method and Clorox Green Works are used. And employees who take a bus, train or vanpool to work are reimbursed for the expense.

OC METRO'S 2010 GREEN TEAM