Is Green Certification Right For Your Business? (Earth Day is April 22)

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22!

In honor of Earth Day 2017, we explored the benefits of green certification for field service businesses and how to become certified. With polarized views on climate change around the world, it doesn’t hurt to appeal to customers who are passionate about it (because more than likely the ones who aren’t will overlook this detail, but the ones who are will praise you for it). If you’re looking for a way to stand out, showcase your beliefs, and attract

Benefits of Becoming A Green Certified Business

  • Stand out from your competition
  • Improve the environment help a global effort to reduce toxic pollutants and waste
  • Improve health and wellbeing of customers
  • Attract high-value clients and new customers (some customers look for this specifically, believe it or not!)
  • Demonstrate your attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Boost customer loyalty with your current clientele

How To Get Certified

If you choose to get certified by a third party organization like Green Seal or Green America, there are standards your business will have to meet in order to become certified. While many of the rules and regulations remain constant across the many organizations offering green certification, some differ so before you apply be sure to read through each of the requirements to make sure your business meets the standards for certification. Here are some of the most popular and legit organizations that offer green certifications for field service businesses:

  1. LEED
  2. Green Business Bureau
  3. Safer Choice
  4. WELL
  5. Green C Certification
  6. The Institute for Green Business Certification (Canada)
  7. PEER
  8. Green Seal
  9. Green America
  10. Green Plus

Are you running a green certified business in the USA or Canada? How was your experience getting certified? Let us know in the comments!

Last modified: April 20, 2017

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