For more and more job seekers, working for a company that supports the planet is top of mind.
In a recent survey from Handshake, a career-search portal for college students, almost two-thirds of survey respondents indicated that they would be more likely to apply for a job at a company committed to sustainable practices, and three out of five said they would avoid employers they perceive as having a negative impact on the environment.
So where can New Yorkers seek out gigs with an eco-friendly hook? Ahead, a look at tri-state employers leading the charge.
This company has been all about saving the planet since its inception in 2000. Headquartered in the Rochester, NY, suburb of Brockport, Sunnking is the state’s first electronics recycler that’s R2 certified (a global standard for responsible electronics-recycling practices).
The company holds free, large-scale recycling events throughout the state, including in NYC, and helps businesses develop and implement a corporate sustainability program.
“Our team processes more than 25 million pounds of electronics per year,” said Sunnking president Adam Shine. “Company technicians also refurbish used or broken tech by using parts recovered from the electronics dismantling stage of the recycling process; those devices are then offered for sale at a discounted price.”
They practice what they preach. “We have a ‘no-waste policy.’ All our office (and most of our warehouse) equipment are either recycled or refurbished,” said Shine, adding that they’ve pioneered a battery recycling program in New York.
Apply for a job at Sunnking.com/Contact#Careers.