Get recognized and be promoted
Leverage the City’s recognition of your environmental leadership and promote your company’s sustainable accomplishments to strengthen your brand. Your business will be featured on the Austin Green Business Directory, and you can place the program logo on your storefront window and company website. The program is free to join for businesses large and small.
Join the network
When you’re in the program, you’re part of the network of Austin’s top sustainable companies. The program has 247 members representing over 42,000 employees across ten different business categories. Members include small to medium-sized businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and businesses from a wide variety of industries. Make new connections, share best practices, and learn from your peers at members-only events.
Attract new customers
Use the Green Business Leaders program to get ahead of your competitors, grow your client base, and strengthen customer loyalty. Protecting the environment is important to customers in markets throughout the U.S. and particularly in Austin.
Protect the environment
Learn key strategies to help your business use less energy, conserve water, reduce waste, and minimize travel-related environmental impacts. Protect the environment by taking actions both large and small.
Cut costs at your business by reducing your environmental impact. We can help provide the tools, resources, and information you need to put environmentally friendly, cost-saving practices to work at your business.
Strengthen your team
Building a green corporate culture boosts employee retention and productivity by promoting health, wellness, and eco-friendly practices. Your staff will be happier, healthier, and more productive.
Become a Green Business Leader in just a few easy steps.
Complete the scorecard to help you identify what your business is doing well and where you have room to improve. The scorecard will provide helpful tips and resources that make it easy to take action. Once completed, we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Want a preview? We encourage you to download a PDF scorecard preview to work on with your team.
2. Give us a tour.
Once we receive your completed scorecard, City staff will come to your location to meet your team and review your scorecard together.
3. Determine your score.
After the site visit, your final score will be tallied to determine your business’ Green Business Leader level.
4. Be recognized!
All Green Business Leaders will get a recognition sticker for display at your business, access to networking events with other green businesses, and eligibility for inclusion in the Green Business Directory.