Why Get Certified

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.

So why get certified? 

There are many benefits to getting certified. Here are a few reasons why you should certify your business. 

Small changes lead to big impacts. 

Be part of the solution to combating climate change. Green businesses learn to be more mindful about their environment and the resources used in their businesses. 

Invest now, save big later. 

Green Businesses implement sustainable practices that lead to cost savings in energy, water, and garbage bills. In addition, businesses may receive up to $1000 in rebate for expenses accrued in completing their certification.

Become an environmental leader. 

Green Businesses are promoted on websites, in e-newsletters, in the press, in online and print advertising, at promotional events and mixers, and by displaying the window decal and program seal on marketing materials. Green businesses become environmental leaders by making an effort to practice sustainability for the environment and save valuable company resources. 

Improve employee wellness and productivity 

By using less toxic products, staff members benefit. And who in California doesn’t want to work for a cutting edge environmentally-conscious business? 

Green your business for growth. 

For many Green Businesses, greening their operations fits perfectly into their business model. Certified businesses are listed on the California Green Business Network directory which accrued over 1 million impressions through Google Ad-words over 155,000 impressions through Facebook ads and boosted posts. Long Beach businesses also receive promotion through City social media pages which accrued over 177,000 impressions. Furthermore, customers are constantly seeking for businesses that are doing their part for the environment. 

It’s a free and legitimate certification. 

You will receive free technical assistance and cost-saving sustainable resources. This is a unique program supported by the state of California! 

Read here for more reasons to be a certified green business: https://www.cultivatingcapital.com/benefits-green-business-certification/