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:
- Signing up with Green Plus and answer a survey
- Advise and response to survey results by sustainability coach
- Survey resubmission
- Submitting documentation and evidence of practices
- Earn certification