San Francisco Department of the Environment

SF Green Business Benefits of Recognition

Conserve resources, build community, save money, and protect the health and safety of your employees. The San Francisco Green Business program works with businesses looking to match their practices with their values.

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The SF Green Business program offers three recognition levels: Participant, Certified, and Innovator. Benefits for each level include:

Participant

  • Program Certificate - signed by the Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment
  • GreenBusinessCA.org Directory Listing - listed as "Participant"
  • Invitation to the Green Business Awards

Certified

  • Program Certificate - signed by the Mayor of San Francisco
  • GreenBusinessCA.org Directory Listing - listed as "Certified"
  • Invitation to the Green Business Awards
  • Award Plaque
  • Logo-use allowance (including storefront decals/stickers and on business website)

Innovator

  • Program Certificate - signed by the Mayor of San Francisco
  • GreenBusinessCA.org Directory Listing - listed as "Innovator"
  • Invitation to the Green Business Awards
  • Award Plaque
  • Logo-use allowance (including storefront decals/stickers and on business website)
  • Business Logo featured on the GreenBusinessCA.org
    homepage

Additional benefits come with all levels of recognition:

  • Saving money - Green Businesses implement practices that lead to cost savings in energy, water, and garbage bills and going through the Green Business Program is Free!
  • Conserving valuable resources and protect the environment - Fight climate change by saving your company's valuable resources as well as the environment.
  • Improving employee wellness and productivity - By using less toxic products, staff members benefit. And who in San Francisco doesn't want to work for a cutting edge environmentally-conscious firm?
  • Getting a marketing edge over the competition - Customers increasingly want to patronize businesses that are doing their part for the environment. According to a recent survey of San Francisco Green Businesses, 42% reported an increase in business since receiving their recognition.
  • Joining the growing Green Business Community - The "green scene" is bigger than ever, so don't miss your chance to secure valuable business partnerships and gain recognition from the eco-conscious community.
  • Ready to join the Green Business Program? Sign up here.

For more information about how to apply please contact our Green Business team at (415) 355-3778 or [email protected].


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