What Is A Green Business


People. Planet. Profit.

Being a Certified Green Business is the clearest way to show your community and customers that you care about sustainability. It shows them that you are committed to taking action to conserve resources and prevent pollution in both the facility and operations. It means that your business complies with environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality.

What is Green Business Certification?

Customers increasingly want to patronize businesses that are doing their part for the environment. Green Businesses implement practices that save valuable resources and fight climate change, leading to cost savings in energy, water, and reduced waste. Using less or non-toxic products benefits staff members and customers.

Green businesses assess how efficient their operations are, including water and energy use, transportation to their facilities, prevention or elimination of toxic chemicals, use of sustainable cleaning products, recycling and waste reduction, and purchasing products from local businesses and suppliers.

Learn more and sign up to become a California Green Business here.

Benefits of Green Business Certification

  •  Be recognized as a Certified Green Business
  •  Green Your Business and Save Money
  •  Stand out from your competitors
  •  Conserve resources to protect the environment and create a healthy workplace

Green Business Practices

Whether you're looking for a quick tip or a complete green makeover, getting familiar with green business practices can help you and your business thrive.

Read more about our recommended green business practices here.

Green Business Resources

Learn what resources, incentives, and rebates are avaliable to help your program become a Green Business here.

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A recent survey suggests that demand for green products appears to be increasing: 27% of respondents said they are more likely to buy a sustainable product and/or service than 5 years ago.