About us

We specialize in sustainability assurance services for your business

At Reduce 2, we assure the sustainability of your company assisting you through the entire process to ensure effective implementation. Sustainability certification drives positive change and distinguishes your company as a leader in responsible business practices.

Sustainability matters. We're here to help!

Showcase your commitment to environmental best practice with sustainability certification.

Reduce 2 is dedicated to the certification of sustainability practices for businesses worldwide. With a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability, we empower organizations to showcase their sustainability certifications with credibility and transparency.

We understand that sustainable business practices are paramount for long-term success and the preservation of our planet. We collaborate closely with companies from industries ranging from manufacturing and agriculture, to technology and finance. We assess operations, supply chains, and overall sustainability strategies to determine their compliance with international standards and best practices.

Reduce 2 evaluates a wide range of criteria, including energy efficiency, waste management, water conservation, carbon footprint, labor conditions, community engagement, and ethical sourcing. Our comprehensive certification process involves thorough audits, data analysis, and stakeholder consultations to ensure accurate and reliable assessments. Sustainability certification enhances brand reputation, and demonstrates your credibility to investors, partners, clients and employees.

If you desire consulting and certification services, we can perform both by providing advice, clarifying requirements when needed, and constructively challenging your system. We also offer sustainable planning support to assist you in managing and holding sustainable events and exhibitions.

What can we help you with?

"I'm interested in having my Environmental Management System independently verified to comply with ISO 14001."
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"My company wants to be ISO 20121 certified for our sustainable event management system."
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Systems

We can evaluate your systems, independently verifying them to comply with sustainability standards and certifying them to the highest standards.

"I‘m a supplier to the events industry and need to have my company certified to the Events Industry Council’s Sustainable Event Standards."
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"I want to have my trade show certified as being a sustainable event, in compliance with the Event Industry Council’s Standards."
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Events

We can review your events to comply with environmental best practice. Events are a great way to highlight the impacts of your sustainability efforts.

"I want to calculate the carbon footprint of my event, with recommendations for reducing the CO2e imprint of future events."
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Carbon Footprint Measurement

Our footprint calculation will establish a baseline greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory of your event. Exhibit leadership in becoming a more sustainable organization by setting targets to reduce your environmental footprint.

"My organization / association is interested in having its members be more sustainable. Can you help us write a standard for our sector of the industry?"
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Standards

We can write a standard for your vertical market segment to ensure your category has sustainability standards to which members of the category can comply and demonstrate committing to stake holder approved best practices.

"We’re writing the next version of our sustainability report and would like to have the data assured."
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"We’d like our ESG indicators reviewed including our Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) GHG verified."
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Assurance/ESG

We provide a comprehensive review of your greenhouse gas (GHG), energy, waste and water-data systems, as well as social metrics like diversity and community giving.

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Continued sustainability support

As an advocate for sustainability, Reduce 2 also provides ongoing support to certified companies, offering guidance on continuous improvement strategies, emerging trends, and regulatory compliance. We believe in fostering a community of environmentally conscious businesses working together to create a sustainable future for generations to come.

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Behind the name Reduce 2

Saving the planet by degree!

The Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted on 12 December 2015 at COP21. Its overarching goal is to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and pursue efforts “to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.” By reducing the planet's warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius or lower, the hope is to stave off severe climate disruptions that could exacerbate hunger, conflict and drought worldwide. Let’s limit the increase to less than 2 degrees. Reduce 2!

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Meet our founder

Glenn Hansen, Founder of Reduce 2

Glenn Hansen is Founder and CEO of Reduce2 LLC, Saving the Planet by Degree. Glenn was President and Chief Executive Officer of BPA Worldwide for 23 years, retiring after 43 years of service to the organization. During his last year of service he was Executive Strategic Advisor, tasked with shepherding BPA’s iCompli Sustainability and Event Audit services. He is certified by AccountAbility as a sustainability practitioner (ACSAP).

Glenn is past treasurer of the International Advertising Association (IAA), past Chairman of the International Committee of the American Business Media, served eight years on the Executive Board of the International Federation of Audit Bureaus of Circulation (IFABC). He also served four years on the Advisory Board of HCB Health, a full-service advertising agency serving healthcare brands based in Austin, TX. He is a member of the Union League Club of New York. Glenn is a member of UFI's sustainability committee and audit committee. He serves on task groups refreshing ISO standards.

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Meet the Team

A successful project is only as good as the team behind it.  Our core project team is uniquely qualified to guide clients through their entire assurance process.

Meredith Anastasio

A sustainable event management experienced executive, Meredith has expertise in defining and delivering innovative sustainable solutions by assessing needs and developing customized value plans following overall business strategy. She has planned and managed large scale, sustainable, C-Suite events. Meredith also has the benefit of having been an environmental litigator in New York and holds both a JD and master’s in environmental policy from Vermont Law School, 2002.

Stephen Boles

Stephen has been active in the climate change community as a scientist and consultant for over 20 years. He holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and spent eight years working as a scientist at one of the world’s leading climate change research centers at the University of New Hampshire. He has led greenhouse gas (GHG) quantification, verification, and reduction projects, and carbon and offset development, life cycle assessments, and risk and opportunity strategic planning initiatives. He served the Climate Action Reserve developing waste-related and agriculture-related carbon offset protocols for Ontario’s former cap and trade program and to develop a forestry carbon offset protocol in the Province of Alberta.

Michele Fox

Michele is an Event Producer, Sustainable Event Consultant, and the Founder of MUSE (Members United for Sustainable Events). Michele honed her skills executing events for corporations and nonprofits. She's since produced conferences, trade shows, galas, and experiential marketing events around the globe. She established MUSE in 2021 to provide the event industry with leadership and education for sustainable event production. She currently serves as a Sustainable Event Consultant and Strategic Advisor for experiential event agencies and clients, and working amongst diverse stakeholders to embed sustainability within all types of events.

Adeline Larroque

Adeline possesses a deep-seated passion for driving international business development, forging strategic partnerships, orchestrating impactful events, and overseeing large-scale projects with a steadfast commitment to sustainability. With an impressive track record spanning over 18 years, she has garnered extensive experience across diverse regions, including Europe, the USA, the Middle East, China, and India. Adeline's academic credentials underscore her expertise, holding three distinguished degrees: an MBA from Loyola College, a master’s degree from Bordeaux Business School, and a certificate from HEC Paris in managing sustainable transitions. She is also a certified ISO 20121 Internal Auditor.

Glenn Schutz

As our communications director, Glenn possesses a proven track record of leveraging both traditional and digital platforms to craft and disseminate compelling messages across multiple audience channels. He spearheads all communications and marketing initiatives at Reduce 2. Glenn's career journey began as an Associate Editor at Modern Brewery Age Magazine, and he later advanced to the position of Managing Editor at Media Ventures. Notably, his responsibilities as the Manager of Communications & Marketing at BPA Worldwide spanned over 15 years, during which he made significant contributions to internal and external communications, marketing programs, and sustainability reporting for third-party certifications. Glenn holds a Journalism degree from Penn State University.

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Are you ready to drive positive change, enhance your brand and demonstrate your commitment to a successful, sustainable future? Get in touch to get started on your certification journey!

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