Madison, WI – October 12, 2020 – EZ Office Products (EZOP) has been recognized as a “Green Professional” business through the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s (WSBC) Green Masters Program.
WSBC supports sustainability efforts for local businesses. The Green Masters Program is designed to give businesses an objective view of both their sustainability initiatives and their role as a business value driver, as well as a performance comparison to other companies in their sector.
EZOP’s score improved by 35% from 2019 to 2020 – their second year in the program – with the most notable progress in the areas of carbon, supply chain, workforce, governance, and education and outreach.
Rose Molz, President of EZOP, shared her thoughts on the achievement. “The journey to becoming a more sustainable office supply company has continued, and it is very rewarding to see the improvements we have made over the last year. One of the places where I feel we have had the greatest impact is in our community outreach, which is very important to all of us at EZOP. Also, we’ve made strides in reducing our carbon footprint and waste, both for our own company and for our clients.”
She continued, “New challenges have come our way in 2020 and we have had to reexamine ways to ‘be green.’ Our method of delivery has had to pivot as many customers’ work locations have changed. In addition, our team successfully determined ways to bring new environmentally-focused products to our customers to keep them safe during a pandemic – this is one of the things that makes me most proud. We will continue our work in all of these areas!”
Companies participating in the Green Masters Program reapply annually with the goal to improve upon their sustainability score year-over-year.
ABOUT EZ Office Products (EZOP)
EZ Office Products is the only independent office supply company in the greater-Madison area. A Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) company, EZOP was founded in 2006 by Rose and Gary Molz. The company embraces old-fashioned values and principles that include honesty, great products at fair prices, friendly and knowledgeable service, and making a positive difference by giving back. The company has been an MPower Business Champion, a nationally recognized model for achieving sustainability success.