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Green Business Bureau

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The Green Business Bureau's Green business certification is a program that helps companies implement environmentally responsible practices in the workplace and gives them visibility for doing so.

Members become certified and recognized for their positive environmental impact.

The program has three tiers, depending on points achieved for activities: "aware"; "gold" and "platinum". Companies can display the GBB green business certification logo once enrolled and having completed at least 5 of the prerequisite activities.

On-site verification of reports is provided by verified eco-consultants from Green Irene.

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Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Green Business Bureau's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants register for the ecolabel in order to use the label (but certification is not required)

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Green Business Bureau

Member of

Unknown

Type

For-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2008

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Buildings Financial services Tourism Waste management & Recycling


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada United States



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Last updated: 30 October 2013