PURE GREEN IS COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY AND NURTURING THE PLANET
With our mission of building healthier communities around the globe, Pure Green is committed to sustainability and nurturing the planet. Pure Green is committed to running our business in a socially responsible manner. As a company, we are committed to quality in everything we do, sustainability goes beyond policy; it is a core value of our business. For Pure Green, sustainability means caring for the people we serve, the community that we impact, and the planet that provides for us.
We carefully select our vendors and distributors based on alignment with our core values and commitment toward sustainability. In the Chicago market, we source 80% of our raw ingredients from Testa Produce. Testa’s new building achieved LEED® Platinum Certification from the United States Green Building Council. The facility is the first LEED® Platinum Refrigerated Food Distribution Facility in the United States. In order to achieve such certification, the building was designed with a minimal carbon footprint and features renewable energy sources including: Wind Turbine energy production, Solar Hot Water Heating, and pole mounted Photovoltaic panels in the parking area. Testa has a Green Roof and the capability to make substantial re-use of rainwater through several techniques including bio swales, cisterns, and a graywater system for non-potable water use. Testa has left ample room for future growth with the goal of expanding the company in the years to come.
Pure Green uses Baltic Birch wood as a core material in our standard build. Birch plywood is a sustainable, long term choice that has little impact on the global environment. Birch trees are an abundant and fast-growing species that causes little devastation or destruction of biodiversity when cut down.