Sustainability Webinar Series: Transparency and Certifications

Sustainability Webinar Series: Transparency and Certifications

Apr 05, 2017
Learn best practices in your industry that will help you comply with environmental requirements and save money. The Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) presents a series of webinars that focus on how small businesses in specific industries can address environmental issues, become more sustainable and grow their profits.
Webinar #4: Sustaining Your Business: Transparency and Certifications
When: Thursday, April 20th at 1:00 p.m. EDT
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Small business owners who are moving their companies toward more sustainable practices may be eligible to apply for a sustainability certification or become a part of a membership organization. By doing so, any small business will have the tools needed to better promote transparency in your organization, highlight your efforts for sustainability, and attract more customers by legitimizing the steps your business is taking to become more sustainable.

By incorporating sustainable practices into your business you can experience benefits including greater financial success with lower production costs, improved product quality, increased market share, improved environmental performance, better relationships with stakeholders, and lower risks. Gaining sustainability certifications and creating transparency further validates those efforts, and offers a great marketing opportunity for your business. If you are a small business working toward or thinking about sustainability, then please join us for this free webinar to learn about transparency and sustainability certifications.

Scott Miller, Director of Business Development at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), is one of our guest speakers for this webinar. Scott will talk about business transparency and how businesses may use the Higg index, an apparel and footwear industry self-assessment tool for assessing environmental and social sustainability throughout the supply chain.

Quinn Rowan, Standards Analyst at B Lab, is another guest speaker for this webinar. Quinn will speak about using business as a force for good and how small businesses can become a certified B Corporation.

Jeremy Hancher, EMAP environmental consultant, will provide attendees with small business resources and things any small business involved in the food industry can do to implement sound environmental practices as both a startup and existing business.

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