The Sustainable Business Network
WHAT IS IT
The Sustainable Business Network was created to recognize businesses that are taking steps to reduce their negative impact on the environment, while also being a socially responsible business. The program aims to also help those that are interested in incorporating more sustainable practices into their business.
Enrolled businesses receive a window and electronic decal, recognition on the TLCSC website and social media, and a network of local sustainable businesses to learn and grow from.
Whether you employ 3 or 300 people the Sustainability Commission is interested in helping your business become more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. We are also thrilled to recognize the practices you are already engaging in.
Join the growing list of businesses that are going green and getting recognized for it. It's easy to sign up and it's free.
WHY DOES IT MATTER
Championing sustainability allows businesses to align deeply with their missions and engage customers on a more meaningful level.
Green Product Demand. Demand for environmentally-friendly services and products continues to grow.
Consumer Engagement. Community involvement is important for many companies, and green practices enhance public image, community relations, and good will.
Attracting Talent. Environmentally-conscious business practices help attract and retain the best employees by increasing employee satisfaction and pride in the workplace.
Saving Money. Using less or reusing materials when possible saves money.
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AWARDS
Businesses enrolled in the Sustainable Business Network have the opportunity to win the Toledo-Lucas County Sustainable Business Award. The Sustainable Business Awards recognize businesses that are going above and beyond in their sustainable business practices. The TLC Sustainable Business Award is awarded every two years.
FREE SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT
In partnership with the Lucas County Solid Waste District and the University of Toledo Engineering Department, TLCSC is offering free sustainability assessments to businesses.
A team of students will visit your facility and assess your energy use and waste management practices. From the assessments you will be provided a free report detailing their findings and what changes you can make at your facility to be more sustainable and potentially save money.
Please be sure to let us know if you are interested or email TLCSC at email@example.com