Sustainable Business Certification Program

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Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells

Become a Certified Sustainable Business in Culver City!

Culver City Sustainable Business Certification Program Testimonials VideoThe City is now accepting registrations.  Register now.

Culver City’s Sustainable Business Certification Program (“CCSBCP”) is designed to help businesses operate sustainably and receive public recognition for their efforts. Becoming a Certified Sustainable Business means implementing practices and forming policies that reduce energy and water consumption, prevent pollution, divert waste from landfills, and enhance socially-responsibility.

CCSBCP Benefits for Participating Businesses

  • Save moneyCalifornia Green Business Network
  • Receive up to $500 in rebates for qualifying costs associated with achieving certification
  • Improve employee wellbeing and productivity
  • Certification Seal upon completion
  • Receive public recognition, press coverage and official City Commendation by the City as a certified sustainable business
  • Membership in the California Green Business Network
  • Join the growing network of Sustainable Businesses
  • Help the City achieve its climate action and solid waste diversion goals

Certification Tiers

  • Tier 1: "Certified" - Businesses must meet criteria in Energy, Water & Waste reduction, Pollution Prevention, Transportation and Community Engagement.
  • Tier 2: "Certified Innovator" - In addition to meeting Tier 1 criteria, businesses must be exemplary employers and demonstrate innovative practices in environmental stewardship, community engagement and social responsibility.

Sustainability Experts Provide Participating Businesses with…

  • A Comprehensive On-site Assessment
  • A Customized Action Plan
  • Free or low cost energy and water saving tools and resources through utility and other partnerships
  • Step-by-Step Guidance to meet certification criteria


  • Located in a commercial building in Culver City
  • Have a current Culver City Business License
  • 5 or more employees
  • Business is in the Office, Retail, School, or Restaurant sector
  • Open for business for at least 6 months
  • In compliance with all City and county regulations and permits

The Certification Process

  1. Register on the California Green Business Network (CAGBN) website.
  2. A City consultant will contact you to review requirements followed by scheduling an on-site visit to determine your customized Action Plan.
  3. Work with the City consultant step-by-step to implement the Action Plan.
  4. Receive digital certification seals and graphics (Culver City and California Green Business Network) upon completion, each valid for 3 years.

Get a jump on your certification now by following these checklists:

2017 Culver City Sustainable Business Certification Recipients

2018 Culver City Sustainable Business Certification Recipients


Culver City Sustainable Business Certification Fee Schedule

The first 15 businesses receive free assessments. The first 10 of those receive free certification.

The following fee schedule applies to each subsequent business.

Culver City Sustainable Business Certification Fee Schedule
Business Sector Small Medium Large
1-9 employees 10-99 employees 100+ employees
Retail / Office $350


$450 $550
Restaurant $275 $375 $475

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Culver City Partners 

Culver City partners with non-profit, Sustainable Works, and Balanced Approach to administer the City’s Sustainable Business Certification Program.

Sustainable WorksBalanced Approach Strategic Sustainability Services - The Nexus of Local - Global Solutions


Endorsed By  

Culver City Chamber
Downtown Business Association
Westside Energy Partnership
California Green Business Network

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