Demonstrate Your Sustainable Business in a Credible Way via Certification

The Sustainable Business Journey
If your company is working toward becoming a more sustainable company and eventually a certified B Corp or a Certified GBB Member; you need a strategy, plan and roadmap. Here are some guides and tips for preparing for a Green Business Bureau or B Corp certification.

Executive Guide To Becoming A Sustainable Business and B-Corp

This article provides a playbook for becoming a socially responsible business that can meet the rigor and high standards required of a B corp.   We include all the steps and explain how a targeted green business certification to start can provide the framework you need to help establish the direction and priorities and shift your company to becoming more sustainable.

Why Companies Are Becoming B Corporations and Certified Green Businesses

If you’re a business leader who believes social and environmental responsibility are just as important as profit, then you should consider formalizing your commitment via a 3rd party sustainability framework and certification.  An official certification can demonstrate your commitment to social and environmental causes in a credible and genuine way and help you stand out from the greenwashing that some companies unfortunately partake in.

Dig into Best Practices

Tips and guides to help companies define a clear company purpose and mission, create the right culture, engage employees, demonstrate their commitment and promote their accomplishments.

Write the Perfect Mission Statement

A green mission statement becomes the foundation of a company’s sustainability efforts. It provides the organization and its stakeholders with an understanding of what’s most important and what your company can do to be more socially responsible.

Engage Employees to Create a Green Culture

There are many business advantages of running a sustainable business, but getting there is not easy and often starts with engaging employees and creating green teams to create a green company culture.

Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement

Companies serious about sustainability must have a credible and transparent way to communicate their sustainability standing to have any chance at being selected in the modern day procurement cycle.

The Business Case for Green Certification

The benefits of sustainable business certification go well beyond a seal or certificate of proof.   While it demonstrates your commitment to employees, customers and partners, it also create a process for becoming even more sustainable.

Getting Started

Here are some next steps for engaging with Green Business Bureau.  We’re here to help you become more sustainable.

Purchase a Membership

Your green certification journey starts by purchasing a yearly GBB Membership for your business. Memberships are based on the size of your business. Learn more about GBB Membership Pricing.

Request A Demo

Join one of our Green Certification Specialists for a one-on-one demo of the GBB certification process, platform and online applications including GBB EcoAssessment and GBB EcoPlanner.

Read the White Paper

Still deciding if GBB Certification is right for your business? Request your copy of GBB’s White Paper, The Case for Green Certification, our in-depth look at the opportunities, benefits, and sustainable business trends.

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Certified Green Business Stories

Check out how these Green Business Bureau members transformed into sustainable businesses

GBB 2020 Award Winners

Our members continue to amaze us with their commitment to sustainability and their innovative green and social responsibility initiatives.  Here are last year’s award winners.


CyberArk, a public corporation,  is the global leader in privileged access management and IT security.  See how they created multiple green teams to work on GBB initiatives to raise their ESG ratings.

School Specialty

School Specialty is a leading provider of comprehensive learning environments for the education marketplace.  Learn how they leverage the GBB platform and apps to manage their sustainability initiatives and track their progress.