Benefits of Becoming a Partner
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EPA Partnership Programs offer participating enterprises a wide variety of valuable services and resources to reduce their overall environmental impact.
Benchmarking and Recognition
For those firms interested in environmental performance benchmarking and public recognition, EPA is uniquely positioned to help benchmark your environmental performance and communicate your commitment and actions credibly to a wide local, state, regional, national, and international audience. Through the EPA Climate Leaders Program, for example, your company can create a lasting record of its greenhouse gas emissions reduction activities and accomplishments, and it can identify itself as a corporate environmental leader and strategically position itself as climate change policy continues to unfold.
National Reach and Collaboration
By joining an EPA Partnership Program, an enterprise frequently gains access not just to EPA resources and services but often those of many other organizations. EPA is one of the few environmental bodies with national reach. EPA regional offices, laboratories, grantees, and consultants routinely participate in EPA Partnership Programs. Through the EPA Partnership Programs, EPA has forged thousands of collaborative partnerships with state and local governments, advocacy organizations, community groups, business associations, professional associations, utilities, universities and other research institutions, and other federal agencies.
Services and Resources
EPA Partnership Programs offer partners a wide variety of valuable services and resources to reduce environmental impact. Most EPA Partnership Programs offer technical assistance, professional networking, and public recognition. Many offer financial and environmental analysis tools, training, seminars, guidebooks, toolkits, and environmental performance benchmarking. Others help businesses identify potential buyers and sellers of environmentally superior products and connect them to environmental financing opportunities.
EPA is also one of the few U.S. bodies with environmental regulatory powers at the federal level. As more and more states adopt new and mandatory environmental policies and as those policies continue to evolve at the federal level, EPA is in a unique position to help business partners prepare for these changes.
Early Credit and Regulatory Developments
By participating in EPA Partnership Programs, companies can proactively address environmental issues. For example, through participation in EPA Partnership Programs, companies can develop a comprehensive climate change strategy, which often results in quantifiable GHG emissions reductions and a lasting record of GHG emissions reduction activities and accomplishments.