LOS ANGELES (April 30, 2014) – Mayor Eric Garcetti joined LA Sanitation, City and program officials today to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Green Business Program and to recognize Process Green as one of the few businesses who are trailblazers in the program.
This program is one of three under the City of Los Angeles Green Business Certification Program to promote and recognize sustainable businesses. The other two are the Los Angeles Green Arts Program and the Los Angeles Green Lodging Program.
The Green Business Program was designed to assist businesses to become more environmentally friendly by introducing greener choices, such as reduction of solid waste and energy. To become certified, participants must comply with all environmental laws and regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste, thereby improving the livability of the City’s neighborhoods.
Process Green has surpassed the expectations and has gone above and beyond the general criteria that are expected through the city’s program. Some of the eco-friendly practices that contributed to Process Green’s award included low-flow (and waterless) facilities, efficient lighting, efficient HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning), thorough environmental company policy, environmental purchasing policy, recycling and even internal office composting of leftover food scraps. Many of the staff either carpool or use public transportation to get to work. To add to Process Green’s commitment to the environment, even Founder and President, Edward Pakdaman, uses his longboard (or walks) to and from work. On this day and for these reasons, Process Green received an official certification from the City of Los Angeles.
“L.A.’s Green Business Certification Program will improve the health of our neighborhoods, our environment, and our economy,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “This program is another great example of the power of collaboration between the private sector and the City.”
This recognition for being a sustainable business comes shortly after Process Green was recognized by the Mayor along with all council members for its unique and philanthropic business model that is improving the city’s standard of living. Edward Pakdaman expressed his gratefulness for the recognition and stated that “It is heartwarming to see the overwhelming response that Process Green is receiving from the city of Los Angeles. We hope that more businesses in cities in the US and around the world will open their doors to doing business with Process Green so that we continue improving our global standard of living.”
For more information on the Green Business Certification Program, go to: environmentla.com or greenbizla.com