Green Business Innovation Program is the first ever initiative in Cambodia devoted to promoting sustainable business practice. We promote sustainable business practices by (1) providing a trusted certification and award to recognize green business leaders, (2) offering technical support to develop green business strategies for industries and (3) raising consumers' awareness on the values of green businesses
Our Vision Companies in Cambodia will recognize the environmental and economic value of embracing environmentally and socially responsible business practices.
Our Mission The mission of the Green Business Innovation Program is to promote business practices that are both socially and environmentally responsible and commercially beneficial. We serve as a trusted institution that provides voluntary third-party certification for businesses that meet green standard.
We are firmly committed to carrying out our mission by:
Serving both businesses and consumers by providing a trusted voluntary green business certification
Supporting green businesses by recognizing their commitment to environmental responsibility through our Green Business Award
Helping increase the visibility of green-certified businesses in the marketplace
Promoting commerce and consumer loyalty to green businesses
Guiding green businesses to reach their goals by providing a program of realistic initiatives that yield tangible benefits
Developing a collaborative forum that encourages members to share their accomplishments and seek support from other green businesses
Building capacity and raising awareness for companies and consumers on the process and benefits of doing green business
Keeping our members informed about the latest environmental news and regulations that affect their businesses.
What makes a green business?
Green businesses adopt principles, policies and practices that improve the quality of life for their customers, employees, communities, and the planet. What do green businesses have in common?
Green businesses are socially and environmentally responsible. Green companies adopt principles and practices that protect people AND the planet. They challenge themselves to bring the goals of social and economic justice, environmental sustainability, as well as community health and development, into all of their activities — from production and supply chain management to employee relations and customer service.
Green businesses care for their workers. Green businesses ensure they don’t use sweatshop or child labor. Everyone who works directly for them or their suppliers earns a living wage and works in healthy conditions. They create jobs that empower workers and honor their humanity. They also serve as models for the role businesses can play in the transformation of our society to one that is socially just and environmentally sustainable.
Green businesses protect their customers and clients. Green businesses ensure that they use the safest ingredients, to keep their customers and clients and their families healthy. They also provide green living alternatives to improve quality of life, with products and services that help in areas like affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, education, clean energy and efficiency, fair trade, healthy air, clean water, and more. And they reduce, reuse and recycle, setting a good example.
Green businesses improve their communities. Along with ensuring their facilities aren’t polluting their local communities, many green businesses take steps to make the places that they call home better. Green businesses often spring up in marginalized communities—inner cities, rural and indigenous communities. Many are even started by the people in these communities who, in turn, bring respect and dignity to their employees and the wider neighborhood.
Is your business a green business? We can help you make the assessment and make your business greener.
What is Cambodia's Green Business Certification?
Green Business Certification is awarded to companies and organizations that meet or exceed our standards for social and environmental responsibility. More specifically, the certification is presented to businesses that are:
Environmentally responsible in the way they source and manufacture products, and run their operations and facilities;
Socially equitable and committed to extraordinary practices that benefit the well-being of workers, customers, suppliers, and the greater community; and
Accountable for their work by continually improving and tracking their progress, and operating with radical transparency in every facet of their business.
Our certification assessments are designed to address the critical areas around social and environmental responsibility specific to each industry. Businesses earn a certificate of recognition after their application is reviewed and approved by our assessment committee.
Benefits of Certification
Cambodia Green Business Certification offers tremendous value for your business. Stand out from the crowd with the authentic trustmark for green businesses. Once you’re certified, you’ll earn the right to display the Green Business Seal which you show off on your product packaging, marketing materials and advertising, websites and social media, presentations, and in storefronts.
Set yourself apart from competitors Your Green Business Certification is the best way for conscious consumers to find and support small local green businesses and social enterprises. Declare your genuine commitment to sustainability when you get certified. Your Certification is your endorsement from the green businesses committee in Cambodia. Stand out from the crowd. Wherever you do business, your Certification goes with you. Display your seal on your website and social media, marketing materials, product packaging, booth displays, and in store fronts.
Find customers who are looking for YOU Green Business Certification opens many of the most effective marketing doorways for your business. Consumers look for Certified Green Businesses which is the trustmark of authentic social and environmental leadership. Stand out to your green business peers: wholesalers, retailers, and investors are looking for B2B opportunities with businesses that share their values and target market.
Make your mission front and center As a green business, you stand for more than business as usual. You take care of people and planet, and your customers want to know how. When you tell your green story, you make a personal connection with your customers and clients. When you show off your Green Business Certification, you take your story to the next level with the support of a trusted third-party leader.Your Green Business Certification can also be used to file for Benefit Corporation status in your state of incorporation. This new type of business ensures that your mission matters just as much as your profits, legally binding your triple bottom line.
Save time and money We protect your time. Our certification assessment is designed to make Green Business Certification a simple, accessible process for the busy business owner or representative. We ask you only the core questions that get to the heart of what makes your business green. You’ll take an assessment specific to your industry. Our staff will evaluate your responses and get back to you promptly. We understand the capacity of small businesses and make sure our services are within reach for everyone. All of these benefits make our Green Business Certification more accessible and affordable than any other certification on the market.
How to get certified?
Getting certified is easy. The following steps are the common process.