AXA XL and Green Standards Divert 123 Tons of Office Waste from New York Landfills

April 4, 2024

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NEW YORK -- When AXA XL, the specialty risk division of global insurer AXA, relocated offices in New York City's Financial District, it made the move without sending office waste to any landfill.

Thanks to a partnership with Green Standards, AXA XL diverted more than 98% of its furniture, fixtures, and equipment from landfills through resale, specialized recycling, and in-kind donations totalling $39,580 to seven NYC non-profit organizations and schools.

"As we planned the relocation of our New York City office, we were committed to minimizing our environmental impact and maximizing our positive contribution to the community," said Jerome Itty, AXA XL's Chief Operating Officer in the Americas. "Recognizing the potential for significant furniture waste, we partnered with Green Standards to ensure that our office assets were repurposed and donated to local community organizations. This initiative aligns with AXA XL's sustainability efforts and commitment to responsible environmental stewardship."

"We're proud to help AXA XL implement circular workplace strategies in the heart of the financial district," said Trevor Langdon, CEO of Green Standards. "To paraphrase Sinatra, if we can make circularity work there, we can make it anywhere."

Green Standards takes responsibility for the entire process; from onboarding and managing commercial movers, to engaging eligible local non-profits, coordinating, and documenting asset delivery, and providing environmental and community impact reporting.

"Teaming up with Green Standards enabled us to concentrate on our primary business, while also providing us with the assurance that all the items in our previous space would be repurposed," said Billy Lechert, Head of Workplace in the Americas for AXA XL.

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