The Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program promotes businesses that make voluntary efforts to prevent pollution, conserve resources and are more environmentally conscious. Through participation in the Sustainable Business Program, businesses are formally recognized for their sustainable business practices and benefit from their certification in many ways. First, businesses that are sustainable are saving money. By producing less waste, using less energy and utilizing transportation programs, they are becoming not only environmentally sustainable, but also economically sustainable. Certified businesses are promoted by program staff through recognition on all social media platforms as well as inclusion in BERC’s online Sustainable Business Database and Sacramento County Green Map. Through certification as a sustainable and environmentally conscious business, participating businesses are more able to reach sustainably minded consumers. The annual award is an added benefit as certified businesses can be recognized on a bigger scale as a Sustainable Business of the Year.
In conjunction with administration of the Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Program, BERC holds an annual Sustainable Business of the Year Awards Ceremony to recognize local businesses for their exemplary sustainability efforts. Nomination for the awards ceremony is now open! The Annual Award honors the top performers in the program who have implemented outstanding achievements in Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction, Green Building and Transportation & Air Quality. If you know of a deserving business, nominate them here!