Certification is simple and easy! Follow these four steps to achieve your green business certification.
Inspect your business by following through your sector checklist. Verifiers grant points for actions, policies and programs that are implemented. When you feel confident that your site complies with at least the SILVER level standards, carry on to the next step. (See our online resources if you need additional assistance.)
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Email Info@vigbc.ca to connect with a verifier in your area and schedule a site visit.
Your assigned Verifier will come on site to walk through the checklist, inspect your operations and help your find areas for improvements. Following your site visit, you will have two week to improve your score, if you wish. You can submit photo evidence of new actions directly to your verifier who will add those points to your final score.
Your verifier will send your final score via email with confirmation of the level your business has achieved and digital decals. Once payment for your VIGBC invoice is made, your physical decals and certification will be send via mail.
Synergy Sustainability Institute- VIGBC
Unit #415 - 620 View Street
Victoria BC, V8W 1J6
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept Credit Card on site using the Square Ap (3% charge fee).
Phone our office to pay by credit card
(less than 100 employees)
After completing the assessment with your verifier, your business will receive a grade based on the number of actions it has successfully implemented. A marketing package for the corresponding level will be sent to you shortly thereafter.
Making your business a sustainable one speaks to stake-holders, letting them know that you care about your environmental impact.
Attract and retain loyal staff by publicly evaluating your businesses' impact and finding ways to reduce it. Businesses that go green retain staff longer than those who stick to the "business as usual" model.
Some worry that going green will cost more than their current way of business. In fact, green business is efficient business and operational costs often remain steady or drop slightly.
Become one of the growing number of businesses doing their part to combat climate change and global warming.