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Recognition and Sustainability Levels

Businesses commit to various initiatives to achieve a level of sustainability and receive recognition for their achievements.

Possible Points (141 points)

Category Possible Points
Waste Reduction & Recycling: 34 points
Water Conservation: 25 points
Air & Transportation: 24 points
Energy Conservation: 32 points
Outreach: 26 points

Bronze Benefits (50 points)

  • Recognition in the Business Smart Newsletter
  • Recognition on Business Smart member page
  • Window cling decals for store front
  • Official Certificate of Membership
  • Right to use Business Smart symbol in advertising

Commitment:

  • Use Business Smart checklists to assess organization and set goals
  • Track/report annual recycling and trash produced
  • Track/report annual water consumption
  • Track/report annual energy consumption
  • Earn a minimum of 50 points on the Sustainability Checklists

Silver Benefits

Includes all Bronze level benefits

  • Company logo on City of Fort Worth Business Smart webpage
  • Assistance with drafting company green policies

Commitment: Bronze level, add:

  • Use Business Smart checklists to assess organization and set goals
  • Track/report annual recycling and trash volumes
  • Track/report annual water consumption
  • Track/report annual energy consumption
  • Earn a minimum of 75 points on the Sustainability Checklists

Gold Benefits

Includes Bronze and Silver level benefits

  • Recognition in a quarterly Fort-Worth Star-Telegram advertisement
  • Featured as a case study on Business Smart website

Commitment: Bronze and Silver level, add:

  • Use Business Smart checklists to assess organization and set goals
  • Track/report annual recycling and trash volumes
  • Track/report annual water consumption
  • Track/report annual energy consumption
  • Earn a minimum of 100 points on the Sustainability Checklists

Platinum Benefits

Bronze through Gold level benefits, plus:

  • Recognition by City of Fort Worth mayor at a city council meeting
  • Commemorative plaque after meeting commitment for one full year
  • Ongoing recognition for as long as institution meets commitment

Commitment: Bronze, Silver and Gold level, add:

  • Use Business Smart checklists to assess organization and set goals
  • Track/report annual recycling and trash volumes
  • Track/report annual water consumption
  • Track/report annual energy consumption
  • Earn a minimum of 125 points on the Sustainability Checklists

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