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HPG Offsetting Carbon Footprint through a Green Places Partnership

RALEIGH, N.C. (September 22, 2021) Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG), a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multi-state, and international businesses, as well as their owners, has announced a new partnership with Green Places through which HPG has committed to offset its carbon footprint. Green Places calculated HPG’s company carbon footprint and acquired verified carbon credits to offset annual emissions. HPG’s partnership with Green Places is part of a recurring commitment to both offset and reduce emissions.

 HPG’s mission is working together to REACH success. An important piece of that is the sustainability of the company and a conscientious approach to growth, including consideration for how our choices impact the environment. 

 In 2012, HPG employees initiated an effort to incorporate green practices into their operations and it has continued to grow and become ingrained in the Company’s culture.   HPG has seen the benefit of the program not only in a reduction in costs, but as a powerful marketing and recruiting tool. Lauren Joyce, Partner and leader of the green initiative, is proud to talk with candidates about the progress the green initiatives made so far and taking the next step to becoming a carbon neutral Company. 

 “It is something that potential employees are excited to hear about and view as a significant differentiator from other firms. During recruitment, we are meeting with new accountants and they are impassioned about repairing the planet and making significant changes to reduce the human footprint.  The Green Places to Work certification provides us with a tangible confirmation of our efforts and shows them our commitment to sustainability.” said Joyce. 

 Joyce continued by noting the benefits of the green initiative when connecting with our clients.  “As accountants, we can be seen as interchangeable, and it can be difficult to distinguish ourselves in the field.   We love to talk about our culture, including the green initiatives, with current and potential clients. It gives us the opportunity to show our genuine pride in the firm and it sets us apart.”  

 Green Places’ mission is to make sustainability something that small and mid-sized businesses can achieve by simplifying impact, and empowering businesses with easy tools and science-backed solutions. By offering a carbon neutral certification, they offer a simple step that businesses can take to become sustainable.

For more information about Green Places, please click here.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):
For more than 35 years, HPG, an independent, North Carolina CPA firm, has served the needs of local, multi-state, and international businesses. More than just an accounting firm, HPG’s mission is working together to REACH success. The Firm utilizes specialized teams to address the unique tax, audit, accounting, and advisory needs of owner-managed and investor-owned clients across a wide range of industries.