We define a Green Business as a business committed to facilitating a Green Economy as defined by the United Nations Environmental Programme. UNEP defines a green economy as
Green businesses can be found in every sector. Green Business are informed and transparent about how their business ethics and operations impact the local society, the global community and future generations.
In Barbados, Green businesses commit to allowing the GBB program to measure their progress and successes within the framework of the GBB standard which covers 5 Green Business Barbados focus areas: Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling; Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy; Water Conservation and Management; Pollution Elimination and Reduction and Employee Productivity and Well-Being. Within each focus area, 10 innovative and sector-specific action items created by the participating business can be implemented within the GBB action plan. These original and innovative actions items will be added to the total GBB standard score pending approval by the GBB team. Allowing this flexibility will further engage local businesses in the definition of what it means to be “green” in Barbados. Green Businesses must achieve a minimum GBB standard score of 30% of total action items points for GBB focus areas selected.