Program Standards

In order to be designated as a San Francisco Green Business, applicants must meet the program standards and be in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.

SF Green Business program standards are developed by program staff with input from industry experts, utility companies, pollution prevention professionals, City inspectors and trade associations. Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) coordinates the standards development process for the Bay Area. In San Francisco, the standards are further revised to incorporate local ordinances and environmental services available to businesses here. The SF Green Business Program seeks input on the standards through a public participation workshop for each new business sector.

Below are the current business sectors standards available for the SF Green Business Program:

Español - Estándares del programa Green Business de San Francisco


You can also visit the online application page when you are ready to enroll.

If you have questions about the standards, please take a look at our FAQs About the Standards.