Green Plus: Green Business Certification


Green Plus, Institute for Sustainable Development, Green Business Certification is available for anyone, and is by Green Plus themselves considered a process and it is suitable for any organisation, business, individual or NGO. They are a US registered, third-party green business certification.

Green Plus aid small and medium-sized businesses improve their performance on triple bottom line approach - Planet, People and Performance. Partnering with several US Universities they have a strong focus on education. They encourage networking and by this to bring out a new generation of sustainability leaders. Some of their partners include: Elon University, NC State University and University of North Carolina, and have recently partnered with NY & Cornell University to launh a Green Plus program


The certification involves a 5-step procedure:

  1. Signing up with Green Plus and answer a survey
  2. Advise and response to survey results by sustainability coach
  3. Survey resubmission
  4. Submitting documentation and evidence of practices
  5. Earn certification

Read more in depth on the certification process on the Green Plus website: