Who Issues EnviroStars Ratings – What Does it Mean To You
The EnviroStars Program was designed to address hazardous wastes being generated by small businesses, as a service of local hazardous waste management programs in Washington State.
EnviroStars is an objective third party certification you can trust.
- Local government consultants do on-site business assessments
- Potential EnviroStars are reviewed by WA Department of Ecology
- An on-going renewal process assures standards are maintained over time
The EnviroStars logo gives you an easy way to find and support environmentally responsible businesses in your community.
- Reinforcing safer, healthier business practices
- Creating economic value for local business
- Aligning lifestyle, work and purchasing choices with your values
The EnviroStars Cooperative received a prestigious “Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Program” award from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, in Washington DC (2006).
The EnviroStars Program was honored with the Washington Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention & Sustainability (1999) http://envirostars.org/about.aspx
EnviroStars Ratings http://envirostars.org/ratings.aspx
The EnviroStars rating system is based on a company’s demonstrated commitment and actions related to environmentally responsible practices and policies. The more proactive you are in reducing hazardous waste and materials, preventing pollution, and incorporating environmentally sustainable activities, the more benefit and recognition you receive.
Possible ratings are 2 – 5 Stars. We are proud to have received a 4 Star rating right out of the gate. This is possible because of the commitment we make every day, the extra care taken in using non-polluting biodegradable cleaners, in managing any waste-water, conserving water, minding our carbon footprint, and educating our staff, our business partners, and you – our customers.