A formal environmental management system provides policies and procedures for a company to establish a cycle of continual improvement and reduce its overall negative impact on the environment. Companies with a robust environmental management system can minimize the risk of non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations, as well as minimize costs through increased resource efficiency.
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Contact your public county or city to see if they offer incentives or additional support to improve your environmental practices.
The Environmental Leadership Program (Colorado): The Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) is our statewide environmental recognition and reward program, which offers benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement.
Colorado Pollution Prevention Program: The Colorado Pollution Prevention Program provides assistance and support in greening business by preventing pollution. The program offers free assessments to increase energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction and connects businesses to resources to achieve sustainability goals and receive environmental recognition.
Manage and improve your environmental practices with Certifiably Green Denver: Expert advisers from the city of Denver will work with you to create a personalized plan for your business and help you implement it to reach your sustainability goals.
Manage and improve your environmental practices with ClimateWise: ClimateWise is a free, voluntary program that offers simple solutions to help Fort Collins Businesses reduce their impact, save money and gain recognition for their achievements in energy and water conservation, waste reduction, alternative transportation and social responsibility.
Manage and improve your environmental practices Partner for a Clean Environment (PACE) in Boulder County: PACE provides free expert advisor services, financial incentives and a certification program to help businesses measure and gain recognition for their energy, waste, water, and transportation achievements.
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B Lab x UN Global Compact: Environmental Stewardship Strategy
B Lab x UN Global Compact
B Lab: Monitoring Water Usage
Actionable Impact: Eaton Senior Communities, Water Efficiency Improvements
B Lab: Recycling in the Office
Ecocycle: Building zero waste community