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Recognizing Phoenix Businesses Dedicated to Sustainability



About the program

The City of Phoenix Green Business Leader Program recognizes and promotes businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible manner through sustainable actions. Businesses receive many benefits to be a part of the program. 

This program started through the Reimagine Phoenix initiative, which is the city's public goal to increase its waste diversion rate to 40 percent by 2020.

The program also assists the city in reaching its eight overarching 2050 Environmental Sustainability goals.



Eligibility

To be eligible for the Green Business program, your business must:

  • Be located within Phoenix city limits

  • Must achieve a minimum of 10 action items on the Green Business checklist

  • (If applicable) Provide the City of Phoenix with quarterly metrics on the percentage of waste your business is diverting from the landfill 

There are currently 92 Green Businesses in Phoenix!

Full list of Green Businesses

How to apply

1. Download the Green Business checklist and mark off what actions your business is doing.

2. Submit your completed Green Business checklist.

3. A Zero Waste Specialist will reach out and schedule a brief walk-through at your business to confirm all of your checked items.

4. If all prerequisites are met, then your business will become a Phoenix Green Business!

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​Benefits

The program has three levels of certification. Businesses achieve higher certifications by achieving more sustainable actions. Higher certifications also have more benefits. 

Green Business Leader benefits

Additional benefits

As an added benefit to the Green Business program, the Phoenix Water Department provides free water efficiency check-ups, to help identify potential water conservation opportunities in the workplace. Check out the Water Department's water smart tip sheets.

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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) was recently recertified as a Platinum Green Business in May 2019. ADEQ promotes reducing, reusing and recycling throughout the entire state of Arizona. On every floor in their building, they post the recycling contamination rates. ADEQ has been a Green Business since October 2018 and they continue to educate the entire state on how to recycle right through various educational resources such as videos and outreach materials. For additional information, please visit their website at https://azdeq.gov/recycling


This spot is reserved for businesses certified as Gold or Platinum. This could be you! Strive for more than 26 sustainable actions to achieve Gold Certification, and more than 40 actions for Platinum Certification.