Diverse Suppliers Go Green Toolkit
When starting your green business program, it may be difficult to know where to begin. Below are five steps to help your business implement your program and start going green.
Starting a green program in your company can seem overwhelming at first, but by starting small with a basic policy and a few specific green projects, you’ll quickly see results that will energize your employees and provide the foundation for program expansion.
Your initial program should consist of the following activities:
- Developing Your Green Policy (PDF, 152 KB)
- Green Business Self-Assessment (PDF, 103 KB)
- Developing, Implementing and Tracking Your Green Plan (PDF, 76 KB)
- Communicating Your Green Program (PDF, 41 KB)
PG&E offers many free trainings through their learning centers and partnerships with local community colleges. Classes may cover a variety of subjects, from Lighting Fundamentals to Energy Careers and Business Opportunities. Check out their website for more information on green training opportunities.
Managing your energy makes good financial sense. Learn how you can save energy and money in your business.
There is a wealth of rebates and incentives that promote environmentally friendly behavior. See if what you're doing right now can help put money back in your pocket.
Certifying your company as a green business is a great step towards implementing your green program. It can provide a framework to get you started and also work as a marketing tool to attract potential customers.
Below is a list of Green Certifications that we feel may help you get started in your research to find the right certification for you.
Going Green: Save Energy, Save Money with PG&E
PG&E can help you develop and implement an action plan to meet your short and long-term energy management goals – and it's a service that comes at no extra cost.
For help getting started with your energy management plan, visit www.pge.com/mybusiness, contact your PG&E Account Manager, or call PG&E's Business Customer Service Center at 1-800-468-4743.
Green Diverse Suppliers
Come learn how diverse suppliers are going green and becoming business leaders in sustainability.
Treasure Chest and Other Resources
We've assembeled resources about basic terminology, business best standards and current environmental news.
PG&E is harnessing the power of the sun on many levels. Learn how this natural renewable resource can benefit you.
ISO Certification Training
PG&E and BIZPHYX - Combined ISO 14001/ISO 9001 Certification
PG&E invites you to take advantage of our sponsored, low-cost ISO certification training for diverse suppliers. The dual certification training includes both ISO 14001 Environmental Standard and ISO 9001 Business Quality Standard at over 70% cost reduction.
The program offers a free introductory webinar to learn about the value of ISO certification and the competitive advantage it provides.
To learn more contact DiverseSuppliersGoGreen@pge.com