WEST PALM BEACH, FL, June 05, 2018 — SuperGreen Solutions® (SGS), the world's leading provider of sustainability advisory services and renewable energy solutions, and exclusive administrator of the Green Compass Sustainability Award, has partnered with iCompli Sustainability, a division of BPA Worldwide, the world's leading media audit firm, to develop a sustainability certification program to help small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) operate more sustainably. The SGS program is designed to help organizations address their environmental issues — and differentiate their business — by obtaining certification to the globally-recognized ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard.
"We are excited to bring the ISO 14001 certification to SMEs," said David Goodman, president of SuperGreen Solutions. "Until now, ISO 14001 has been used primarily by large, multinational companies to manage environmental impacts. SGS saw the potential to bring this world-class standard to the small and medium sized business community and worked with iCompli to develop a certification program that fits the needs of our marketplace. As an integral part of the SGS Green Compass Sustainability Award service offering, it gives the SME an unbeatable combination of benefits on both the cost and revenue sides of their P&L."
"Driving sustainability — and ISO certification — into the small and mid-size business community that make up 99% of the world's businesses truly has the potential to accelerate change," added Joe Rizzo, director of iCompli Sustainability Services. "Adopting ISO 14001 is a great way for companies to think about their stakeholders, identify their most pressing sustainability challenges and develop a plan to address those issues."
iCompli Sustainability developed the customized certification toolkit for the SGS program and will perform independent certification of SME compliance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
The International Organization for Standardization, commonly referred to as ISO, is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations. Founded in 1947, the organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial, and commercial standards. It has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard is one of the most commonly-used ISO standards around the world.
About SuperGreen Solutions
SuperGreen Solutions, with 80 operations in 18 countries, is the world's leading sustainability advisor. It is the premier local business partner for driving revenue and lowering costs through green initiatives; offering a comprehensive sustainability certification by assessing, leading, implementing, procuring and installing all materials and operational updates needed for the green certification. SuperGreen Solutions also provides a public relations toolkit to the business to promote their newly certified GREEN status.
SGS provides a comprehensive, four-point Green Compass Sustainability Certification process, which takes the client through a sustainability certification and promotes the client's accomplishments to its audience. SGS believes that true sustainability incorporates a recognized and accepted process and a third-party review/certification. SGS also believes, consistent with many industry reports, that once a business is certified as sustainable — and promotes same — the market will reward that business for its positive corporate citizenship.
The overall program generates four benefits to the client: reduced costs; improved operational performance and employee morale; competitive differentiation, leading to revenue enhancement; and establishment as a market leader.
To learn about SGS' Green Compass Sustainability award process, visit www.SuperGreenSolutions.com.
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About iCompli Sustainability
iCompli is a division of BPA Worldwide, a not-for-profit auditing organization established in 1931 to audit circulation for publishers, advertisers and their agencies. Today, BPA's audit services have expanded to include external assurance of government and industry standards and independent verification of companies' technology and service claims. iCompli provides independent third-party certification for leading global sustainability standards.