As you are busy running a successful business, the San Francisco Green Business Program has gathered numerous and helpful resources together in one place for your convenience. The Resources Page is meant as a tool to help you through your recognition process and thereafter. If you are in need of further assistance, please contact our Green Business team.


How to Become a City Approved Vendor

Once you have achieved San Francisco Green Business Program recognition, you may be interested in becoming a City Approved Vendor. A City Approved Vendor is a business that has been approved to apply for contracts with the City and County of San Francisco through the Office of Contract Administration (OCA) as well as individual City departments.


How to Promote Your Recognition

You've got your San Francisco Green Business recognition. Now what? Use it to your advantage! Check out this video and info sheet for tips from recognized SF Green Businesses on how they promoted their recognition to grow the business and support their company's image.

Getting the Most From Your Green Business Recognition [PDF]

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

Have questions?  Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sections:

Clean Technology Business Exclusion and Credit

Are you a clean technology business?  The City and County of San Francisco has payroll expense tax and gross receipts tax exclusions and credits available for businesses that meet the City's eligibility criteria.

Green Purchasing

Your purchase is powerful! Learn more about how to buy green and the certified products you can buy for your business.

Green Tips by Business Sector

Check out our tips for your business sector. Get connected with resources specifically for dentists and restaurants. More tips to come!

Sample Templates

To assist and help save time for our valued businesses, a variety of templates are provided for use and customization. Templates range from letters to landlords to environmental policy statements.

Downloadable Signage

Do you need recycling and composting signage for your business? Professionally designed signage is available for use.

Environmental Compliance Guides

All SF Green Businesses must be in compliance with all local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations. In partnership with the Department of Public Health, compliance guides were developed to assist your business in its compliance goals.