Hawaii Green Business Program Description

GET STARTED IN 3 EASY STEPS

STEP 1: ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

Fill out and submit the Enrollment Application. The Enrollment Application is a questionnaire assessing your business’ compliance with basic standards. In order to pass this step, applicants must implement all measures within this form which apply to their businesses.

STEP 2: CHECKLIST

Fill out and submit the HGBP Checklist. The Checklist is a questionnaire assessing your business’s green attributes and practices. The Checklist helps businesses move beyond compliance and can act as a list of suggestions for improvement along with providing resources to help reach the highest levels of sustainability.

STEP 3: SITE VISIT

Depending on the results from the Enrollment Application and Checklist, a Site Visit may be scheduled. Working in coordination with the Hawaii DOH and DBEDT, an auditor will contact and work with your business to verify your responses to the Enrollment Application and Checklist with an in person Site Visit.

 

THEN WHAT?

GET RECOGNIZED

After all three steps are completed applicants will be eligible for recognition as a Hawaii Green Business by the Governor at the State Capitol.

Businesses are then encouraged to display the Hawaii Green Business Program logo, promote networking opportunities, public relations, and most importantly to increase public awareness. Members may post the HGBP logo and re-enroll to receive HGBP recognition time and time again as they continue to improve.

MAINTAIN RECOGNITION

HGBP recognition is valid for one (1) year.

Follow these simple steps to maintain your Green Business recognition:

  1. Within one (1) month of expiration, go to the HGBP website and download the Annual Re-Enrollment Form
  2. Submit electronically to: Gail Suzuki-Jones
  3. After two (2) consecutive years, recognized businesses should update and submit the HGBP Checklist