Why is it that nearly 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water and sanitation? Access to safe water is recognized as a basic human right. According to the UN General Assembly, “everyone has the right to sufficient, continuous, safe, acceptable, accessible and affordable water.” Yet, it’s alarming to know that more people have […]
You may have heard the term B corporation before, but for many, it’s a term that still goes unrecognized. More and more companies are lining up to join the B Corporation movement and are going through extensive audits in order to be certified. But what does it mean and why is it important? In this […]
A Living Wage There are many popular definitions of a living wage but all of them have one thing in common. A living wage is not a rate of pay that requires someone to work more than one full-time job to support them or their family. Problems with Current Wage Law The federal minimum wage […]
The heart of GROSCHE is our Safe Water Project. It has provided safe drinking water to people across six countries so far. What makes that heartbeat is the use of Biosand filters. Biosand filters are a simple type of water cleaning technology used in rural houses. Biosand filters are an adaptation of slow sand filters. […]
We are thrilled to be honoured with B Corp’s Best for the World-Award. You can find our name in the official ‘Best for the World’ list for 2016. We were specifically recognised for our work in the area of environmental sustainability, where we scored in the top 10 percent of more than 1,800 Certified B Corporations […]
On March 1, we opened our very first retail boutique in Guelph, ON. We are super happy to have a first store. But moreover, we are proud to be Guelph’s first certified living wage retail store. To welcome us, Mayor Cam Guthrie came by to inaugurate the opening with a ribbon cutting.
At GROSCHE, we recognize the importance of volunteering in our local community. We try to give a hand where and when we can. Yesterday, we volunteered at the House of Friendship and spent half the day packing Christmas hampers for those in need within Kitchener and Waterloo Region.
At GROSCHE, we recognize the importance of managing our environmental impact. We are happy to announce that we’re taking a big step to reduce the carbon emissions footprint of our business. We recently made the switch to 100% clean green energy for our company. Moreover, we also support the development of new green energy projects […]
GROSCHE is proud to be one of eleven Guelph and Wellington-based employers that have been recognized as a living wage employer. They have made a commitment to pay over 1150 of their employees at least a living wage.
GROSCHE was named the 2014 Cambridge Chair’s Award Winner by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce. GROSCHE was originally nominated for the Business of the Year Award for 1-49 employees. Instead, we received the Chair’s Award for above and beyond contributions.