What is a Certified Green Business?
Kern County Certified Green Businesses have adopted green practices throughout business operations in order to reduce their environmental impact on the surrounding community.
In addition to its environmental benefits, the certification program also aims to lower operating costs by conserving resources, support a socially just and environmentally responsible supply chain, create healthier work places, and promote eco-awareness throughout the day-to-day activities of participating businesses.
How Do Green Businesses Benefit?
Today’s green businesses are not just taking steps to reduce their environmental impact, they are making smart economic decisions that boost their bottom line. There are a number of benefits to greening your business’ daily operations, including:
- Saving money by reducing energy and water use and lowering general operating costs
- Standing out against competitors
- Boosting marketability
- Creating a healthier workplace and improving productivity
- Adapting your business to a changing economic environment
- Receiving discounts from program partners
Certified Green Businesses will receive a certificate acknowledging their certification status along with the Kern Green Certified Business Seal to display on print and digital marketing materials.
Benefits to the Region
As more businesses participate in the program, there is potential to dramatically improve air quality and attract the quality workforce needed to expand economic growth throughout Kern County.
The Certified Green Business Program provides a step-by-step guide for integrating green practices into your daily operations.