Guyot Designs Summary II
August 31, 2009
Albeit that Guyot Designs is now a four-person operation, the office furnishes a feeling openness that pairs nicely with the company attitude of environmental responsibility and integrated corporate ethics. The C-Minus program is a prime example of Guyot Designs’ intentions to reduce the company’s carbon footprint by actually making their products carbon negative. Customers can even track their C-Minus merchandise, such as MicroBites, on the website to find out the specific transactions that purchased and retired the product’s carbon offsets. In addition, Guyot Designs asks customers to send back their old merchandise instead of throwing it away, because the company will willingly recycle the used products.
Although Guyot Designs manufactures their products outside the country, they claim that they are always is looking for new ways to manufacture domestically. Furthermore, Guyot Designs is constantly seeking opportunities to begin incorporating local Deer Islanders into the company. In the future, Josh would like to hire interns from the local school so he can expose youth to a small business operation, sustainability, and product design.
Although still maturing into a comprehensive anatomy of green strategies, Guyot Designs is attempting to strike a balance between corporate practices and environmental preservation by creating enjoyable and practical items that can be used again and again.