As a way to promote and encourage sustainability in the workplace the City has come up with a Certified Sustainable Business program. This program is open to all Charlottetown businesses to voluntarily participate. It is about working with businesses to help them reduce their environmental impact, save money on operating costs, and enhance their engagement with the community.
As a business owner or manager why should this program matter to you?
- Acquiring the Charlottetown sustainable business certification will show patrons and potential employees alike that your business has a sense of social and environmental responsibility. Studies have shown that businesses who make an effort to be sustainable and community minded attract high quality job applicants and that customers prefer to spend their money in these types of establishments.
- Save $$: We have water conservation and energy efficiency experts on board who can do a brief site assessment at your business and provide a few no strings recommendations of ways that you can save energy and water and in doing so, cut back on your operating costs.
- Free promotion!! Each month we will do a 'spotlight' feature on one of the businesses who have received the Sustainable Business Certification. The spotlight feature will include a photo and some details on your efforts to operate sustainably. It will be posted on the City's social media accounts, our website, and local news publications. We encourage you to show off your sustainable status to the community and we will provide you with a window/door decal to display at your storefront.
Not sure how to go green? We have you covered! The City of Charlottetown's Sustainability Department has developed a comprehensive checklist of sustainable practices that are reasonably attainable and worth striving for.
How do I sign up?
To get started, please complete the fillable form below.
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The Sustainability Outreach Coordinator will then contact you to set up a site assessment and review the checklist in more detail with you in relation to your unique business.
If you receive the required amount of points to achieve certification, your business will receive a framed certificate and glass decal notifying the community of your sustainable status! We will also provide recommendations on how to improve your score and the sustainability of your business.