The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and its Green Business Initiative encourage all businesses to strive for long-term environmental sustainability. Updated for 2017, the Loudoun Certified Sustainable Business scorecard helps identify and recognize the environmentally-sustainable accomplishments of participating businesses. Any entity conducting business in the Loudoun-Dulles corridor is welcome to pursue annual certification through the completion and submission of a Loudoun Certified Sustainable Business scorecard.
*To begin, select a scorecard. If your business owns its commercial space, select the “Commercial Based” scorecard. All other entities, including home-based businesses and businesses operating out of leased spaces should select the “Tenant & Home-based” scorecard.
Awards & Recognition
Each business reporting a minimum of 30 points will be recognized as a Loudoun Certified Sustainable Business for the following calendar year. The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will recognize each Certified Sustainable business at an annual reception and will further publicize this accomplishment through the Loudoun Chamber’s marketing and public relations efforts. Businesses are also encouraged to publicize their accomplishments through their own publicity and social media.
Additional Award Opportunities
- Scores of 50 points and above Business Excellence Award
- Three years and more continued Certification Sustained Excellence Award
- Most Innovative Idea Pat Trammell Award
The Loudoun Certified Sustainable Business scorecard invites businesses to pursue the specific actions identified within the scorecard and/or welcomes creativity for those who prefer to insert their own innovative sustainable actions. Regardless of your preference, the objective is to improve operations, reduce your carbon footprint and gain annual recognition as a Loudoun Certified Sustainable Business.
If your business takes part in an industry-specific sustainability program, appropriate documentation may be submitted to the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce in place of a scorecard. Please submit alternative program information to Staff Liaison, Paige Romanow, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pillars of Sustainability
The Loudoun Certified Sustainable Business program relies on the honor and integrity of each participant. There are no authorities in place to audit each submission. The Loudoun Certified Sustainable Business has been developed to recognize, acknowledge and build a community of trust among participating organizations. To better prepare for the scorecard and certification process, consider how sustainability relates to your business with regard to these pillars of sustainability:
- Efficiency and quality—How does your business improve efficiency in waste, energy, transportation, water and the supply chain?
- Productivity—How does your business address air quality, thermal comfort, greenery/nature, and water quality?
- Growth and resiliency— How does your business engage employees, conduct public outreach, and address risk management?
Any questions or concerns regarding the Loudoun Certified Sustainable Business program should be directed to Staff Liaison, Paige Romanow, email@example.com.