Sustainability and Green Business Certification

Show the World You Care with a 3rd Party Green Business Certification

Leading businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietors to small corporations, rely on Green Business Bureau’s Certification Program to guide their greening efforts, improve their sustainability performance, and build their reputation as a great, green company.

The Green Business Bureau has certified thousands of businesses in all industries including consumer services, retail, financial services, software, transportation, restaurants, garment care, logistics, manufacturing, consulting, construction, eCommerce, health care, green products, green services, and dozens of business services.

Small Business Sustainability Challenges

We understand that small and medium-sized businesses do not have the budget, resources and time that large corporations have to hire sustainability experts and consultants nor the time to develop custom software solutions for sustainability. Our goal is to provide online solutions that take the cost, complexity and time out of managing sustainability programs and certifications.


Our EcoAssessment™ and EcoPlanner™ online tools enable businesses to understand, prioritize, implement and certify green initiatives and sustainable business practices. As a trusted 3rd party, we provide businesses with an official certification, online seal and EcoProfile™ to validate and promote their green commitments and accomplishments.


GBB believes that providing businesses with the right tools can help them inspire their employees to create an amazing culture that will drive their company’s sustainability efforts. Our approach encourages the buy in of all key stakeholders to drive positive and demonstrable operational change by making it easy to track, measure and certify results through a common sense framework, shared KPI’s and shared accountability.


Our members have shown that green business practices improve operational efficiency, reduce operational costs, elevate their brand, improve their reputation, retain employees, attract customers and drive sales.

The Green Business Bureau Difference

No Need To Hire Experts

  • You don’t need to be a sustainability expert to make the most of GBB’s System
  • That’s our job! GBB’s solution is intuitive, simple to use and filled with actionable initiatives that helps ensure businesses of all kinds reach their greening potential.

Save Time

  • You don’t need to commit a ton of time to make the most of GBB’s System
  • We know you have a business to run! That’s why the GBB system focuses on guided, actionable initiatives and gives you credit for the efforts you’ve already made. Our goal is to help supercharge your sustainability efforts so you can focus on growing your great-green business.

Save Money

  • You don’t need to spend a lot of money. Our guided automated software is surprisingly inexpensive compared to other software solutions.
  • GBB’s mission is to provide great, user-friendly software that helps busy companies learn how to operate more sustainably and reap the benefits of their well-earned reputation as thoughtful and sustainable members of the business community.
  • We’ve made our small business solutions low cost for companies that strive toward a greener future – which means a yearly cost of a few hundred dollars for small businesses.

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.