The Green Business Standards presented below define what a business or public organization must achieve to be certified “green.”
There is great flexibility in how the standards can be achieved. The Green Business Program Checklists provide additional information and suggested implementation measures. Measures previously implemented will be considered towards achievement of standards. Participants can request alternatives or exemptions for measures which are not feasible for their company.
To be a green business, first bring your operations into compliance with all environmental regulations. Then go beyond compliance to meet the general practices and targeted resource conservation and pollution prevention measures which are summarized below.
The Green Business Program recognizes businesses, companies or organizations that have taken steps to drive toward greening their business by maximizing waste and pollution control towards a zero waste regime. This program also offers participants the tools and resources that will help them successfully achieve their green business objectives, recycling and waste reduction goals. Participants can use this in promoting their business successes to their host communities, employees, and customers.
The 3E model below serves as the primary goals of the Green Business Programme:
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This is not a program that requires independent, third¬-party verification for participation. The underlying goal is to incentivize companies to move to adopt best practices without being onerous. However, there are requirements around demonstration of the activities needed to achieve and sustain success in the pursuit of Green Business objectives.
*Conserve resources *Prevent pollution *Reduce waste
Use our Green Business checklist to select and record what you are doing to green your operations. Some actions businesses take include: