The health and safety of our community members and the public at large is extremely important to us. As the situation continues to progress, we are closely following information and requirements put in place by BC’s public health officials. We will continue to make changes to our program and the way we conduct business as needed.
VIGBC SITE VISITS:
Site visits can be conducted virtually or in person for both existing and new VIGBC members. At this time, we are encouraging site visits to be done virtually when possible. This allows us to continue to support green initiatives with our members, while reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission and ensuring the safety of our members and verifiers.
In person site visits will still be offered at this time. For in person site visits our verifiers are committed to following the health and safety protocols you have in place. All verifiers will be wearing masks upon entering your business and will come equipped with hand sanitizer and gloves. Our verifiers will uphold the 6 feet apart social distancing measures and will be conscious of contact points.
We understand that these past few months have been challenging for many of us. Members getting certified over the upcoming months now have the option to defer VIGBC payments by 3 months from site visit date, with the latest due date being December 15th.
With economies reopening, now is the time to strengthen the network of green businesses and look at ways we can become more resilient- through environmental practices, operational cost savings and innovation. We look forward to working with you on continued progress and momentum towards a sustainable future!