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Use Eco-friendly Promotional Products to Transform Annual Meetings and Retreats

How can businesses and organizations overcome the challenges of workplace social isolation and limited opportunities for team connection? The dynamics of the physical workplace have changed significantly. For example, thousands of employees have transitioned to a fully remote or hybrid schedule, reducing physical interactions in the office. Many businesses and organizations depend on annual meetings and retreats to make a lasting impact on staff members, bring teams together, and strengthen personal connections to brand culture and values.  

At Eco Promotional Products, Inc. (EPP), we believe incorporating eco-friendly branded products into annual meetings, retreats, and staff trainings can be the key to reviving company culture and fostering a stronger sense of community. Sustainable promotional products are also tangible reminders of a brand’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility. Informational technology (IT) and software companies, sales-centric and marketing companies, utilities, financial firms, and non-profit organizations have found great success using EPP’s eco-friendly branding solutions for corporate gatherings.  

Top Eco-friendly Promotional Products for Annual Meetings and Retreats: 

EPP offers a wide selection of sustainable promotional products to help brands elevate event experiences. Here is a list of popular items event coordinators, marketing managers, and executives have requested for annual meetings, retreats, and sales kick-off meetings: 

1. For seminars and guest speaking engagements, encourage attendees to jot down notes with EPP’s economy customizable Everyday Spiral FSC Notebook. The notebook is made with 70 sheets of sustainably sourced Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper with soy-based ink and comes with a pen and pen loop. This is a great welcome gift for recipients to carry throughout the event, reflect on what they learned, and take home for future use. It is a budget-friendly choice for those hosting larger groups. 

2. The Recycled rPET Laptop Backpack is a sustainable alternative to traditional carriers for tech devices and other essential items. The eco-responsible backpack is made from recycled water bottles and features various compartments for easy storage and transport. Users can carry their goods safely and sustainably in style. It is a practical eco-friendly promo for employees who travel frequently to client meetings, seminars, and professional trainings. Eco-friendly backpacks can also act as an appreciation gift for meeting quotas, sales goals, and other workplace achievements. The backpack will be a traveling billboard, representing a brand’s sustainable commitments with a full-color imprint or custom embroidery with every use. 

3. Gifting reusable drinkware can help reduce single-use plastic waste and keep guests hydrated. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled RPET water bottles and certified by The Global Recycled Standard (GRS), our Recycled RPET Hydration Bottle is a product that will symbolize a brand’s commitment to sustainability. Reusable customizable logoed bottle also features a lid made from FSC-certified bamboo. Customers are impressed by this product because of its sustainable advantages, imprint capabilities, and affordability. Personalize the rPET bottle with a two-sided imprint with a write-on area for employees to write their names on the bottle.  

4. Social hours and coffee networking sessions are great opportunities to bring people together and give away custom merchandise. EPP’s Vacuum Insulated Travel Camper Mug is a long-lasting promotional item every guest will appreciate and proudly reuse at events, back at the office, or wherever they go. Camper mug has double-wall stainless steel insulation and is also for safe drinking. It is BPA Free, FDA Compliant, and Prop. 65 Compliant.  

Unique Sustainable Gifts for Corporate Meetings and Retreats: 

5. Consider using seeded name badges as a sustainable alternative to traditional plastic name tags. Handmade in the USA and 100% recycled, attendees will learn each other’s names in a zero-waste fashion. Crafted with recycled paper and seeded with flower, herb or vegetable blends, EPP’s seeded name badges have a dual purpose. After the event, it can be planted to provide a legacy gift that keeps on giving. 

6. Eco Promotional Products, Inc. offers sustainable apparel items that are memorable and practical gifts for employees attending or working at corporate gatherings. Choose from polos, shirts, and layering pieces made from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton or recycled polyester blends. Customized eco-friendly logoed apparel gives people the chance to represent brands and their sustainable commitments with every wear. Promote unity, build community, and maximize brand awareness with EPP’s apparel selection. 

Using eco-friendly promotional products can turn corporate gatherings into opportunities for team building, unity, and environmental awareness. Eco Promotional Products, Inc. (EPP) proudly partners with brands interested in boosting engagement, promoting sustainable values, and leaving lasting impressions. EPP’s sustainable branding solutions have helped IT and software firms, healthcare companies, non-profit organizations, and other industries align with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) objectives while achieving marketing success during corporate gatherings.  

Together, let’s create a healthier future with responsible purchases and greener events. Call 877-ECO-WINS (877-326-9467) to partner with EPP today.