GBB’s online sustainability program tracks your actions and completed initiatives.

The program uses our cutting-edge online EcoScorecard™ to track points you earn from completing initiatives. Initiatives and EcoPlans™ are easy to find and understand and are organized by energy, emissions, consumption, waste, transportation, water, work at home, community and culture.

Validate what you’ve already done, then find and target new initiatives in the GBB EcoLibrary™ based on effort, cost and impact. Have your results verified if you’re interested in certification. Then share your GBB EcoProfile™ and Seal.

For Businesses Just Getting Started

  • Launch company-wide green initiatives. Choose from our library of actionable initiatives.
  • Create a roadmap to becoming greener. Use our online EcoPlanner tool to determine priorities.
  • Engage employees. Implement initiatives using our step-by-step online guides.

For Businesses Well on Their Way

  • Complete an online assessment. See where you are in our online EcoAssessment to determine priorities.
  • Hold yourself accountable. Measure your progress with our online EcoScorecard.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint. Find initiatives in our EcoPlanner that you did not think of.



Energy & Emissions


Consumption & Waste


Workplace & Culture


Water Use




Community & Society


For the Leaders in Sustainability, Get Certified

  • Complete our online certification. Validate and promote your green commitments and accomplishments.
  • Manage regulatory risk and compliance. Demonstrate and verify your sustainability.
  • Promote your achievements. Use our trusted GBB seal and EcoProfile to share your story.

7 Easy Steps To A Sustainable Business Leader

  • Assess
  • Learn
  • Prioritize
  • Implement
  • Measure
  • Communicate
  • Certify (Optional)


GBB’s simple but comprehensive sustainability online EcoAssessment™ will help your business establish a baseline.  A simple survey determines how green you are and identifies areas of improvement.

Points Earned



Business Practices


Office Space





GBB’s EcoLibrary™ of initiatives will help you understand how to be more sustainable and socially responsible. Research our library of initiatives to find the ones that make the most sense for your business. Take courses offered by our Green Office Academy(™).

Prioritize & Choose Initiatives

GBB’s EcoPlanner lets you choose from a collection of greening initiatives and prioritize planned activities to maximize return. The plan becomes as unique as the business itself, laying the path to its greening opportunities and sustainability objectives.

Implement Green Initiatives

GBB’s greening initiatives have been developed to include best practices and step-by-step guidelines, GBB EcoPlans(™) to ensure each Member business receives maximum benefit from each greening effort undertaken. Use our online tools to engage employees and let them drive the cause.


Use GBBs EcoScorecard(™) to capture completed initiatives and track your overall sustainability program results. Earn EcoPoints(™) for each completed initiatives and set points goals each quarter or year.

Communicate Achievements

GBB member businesses deserve the positive recognition and reward of their accomplishments. GBB EcoProfile(™) to communicate and share your story with all stakeholders including employees, customers, prospects, partners, regulators and communities alike. Learn more about GBB’s Marketing Benefits. Learn more about GBB’s Marketing Benefits.


Get your results verified and certified by GBB, the most trusted 3rd party green business accreditation in the industry.  Depending on your total points and certification level, receive the GBB Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Seal for marketing purposes online and offline.

Repeat & Improve

The GBB program is focused on continuous improvement in our Members’ green performance. After each completed step, Member companies are encouraged to promote them and continue the climb by selecting new activities from GBB’s collection of green performance initiatives.

Green Business Bureau Membership Tour

Check out this short video to learn more about why members join Green Business Bureau and what members get.

How Our Certification Works

This guides explains how our online certification program works. Use the guide to understand if your business is ready and how to earn the verified certified green business seal.