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ECOCERT

Ketchum House stands not just as an eco-education destination but as a catalyst for positive change in the local business community. Recognizing the growing importance of environmental sustainability, Ketchum House has launched an innovative initiative to provide local businesses with eco-certification, allowing them to communicate their environmental commitment to customers. In this blog, we explore how Ketchum House is leading the charge in fostering a greener, more sustainable local business landscape.

What is the process?

Environmental Audit

We initiate the process by conducting a comprehensive environmental audit of local businesses. This audit assesses energy consumption, waste management practices, water usage, and overall environmental impact.

Customized Sustainability Plans

Based on the audit findings, we collaborate with businesses to develop customized sustainability plans. These plans outline practical steps and initiatives that the businesses can undertake to minimize their environmental footprint.

Education and training

Ketchum House provides training sessions and educational resources for local business owners and their staff. This includes workshops on sustainable practices, eco-friendly product sourcing, and energy efficiency measures.

Benefits of Eco-Certification for Local Businesses

Market
Differentiation

Eco-certification sets businesses apart in a competitive market. It signals to environmentally conscious consumers that these businesses are actively working towards sustainability, making them a preferred choice.

Customer Trust
and Loyalty

In an era where consumers are increasingly eco-conscious, an eco-certification fosters trust. Customers appreciate businesses that prioritize environmental responsibility, leading to increased loyalty and positive brand perception.

Cost
Savings

Adopting sustainable practices often leads to cost savings for businesses. Energy-efficient operations, waste reduction, and resource conservation not only benefit the environment but also contribute to the bottom line.

Communicating Environmental Commitment

Eco-Certification

Badges

Ketchum House provides businesses with eco-certification badges that can be prominently displayed in storefronts, on product packaging, or in marketing materials. These badges serve as a visual representation of a business's commitment to sustainability.

Social Media Campaigns

We collaborate with certified businesses to launch social media campaigns highlighting their environmental initiatives. This digital presence allows businesses to connect with a broader audience and showcase their commitment to sustainable practices.

Community Engagement Events

We organizes community events where certified businesses can interact with customers and share information about their eco-friendly practices. These events create a sense of community and strengthen the bond between businesses and their environmentally conscious clientele.

Joining the Movement

Ketchum House's eco-certification initiative is a call to action for local businesses to embrace sustainability. By partnering with Ketchum House, businesses not only contribute to a healthier planet but also position themselves as leaders in the movement towards a more environmentally friendly and socially responsible business community.

As Ketchum House pioneers the integration of eco-certification into the local business landscape, it sets an inspiring example for communities everywhere. By fostering sustainable practices and promoting environmental responsibility, Ketchum House is not just shaping businesses; it's shaping a future where commerce and conservation go hand in hand. Local businesses, customers, and the environment stand to benefit from this harmonious synergy, creating a blueprint for a greener, more sustainable world.

Certifications

In addition to making a long-standing personal commitment to our planet via the 15-year lease, businesses can also join the call to help reduce waste. Are you a business owner or employee inspired to implement changes at your organization that will help preserve and protect our planet? Share your commitment with your customers through our eco-certification.

 

To register for Ketchum House’s eco-certification, complete the form below and someone from our team will be in touch.

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Eco-Certifications

In addition to making a long-standing personal commitment to our planet via the Earth Lease, businesses can also join the call to help reduce waste. Are you a business owner or employee inspired to implement changes at your organization that will help preserve and protect our planet? Share your commitment with your customers through our eco-certification.

There are three levels to our eco-certification:

Bronze 

Let's start with you completing our self-sign up for you and the next look at the levels for your business to self-sign up agreeing to the Earth Lease.

Silver

Complete the above form and we will book a discovery session to understand what you are already doing in your business to be an eco-friendly organization along with expert suggestions for improvement.  We will provide you with a step-by-step guide. 

Gold

Once you have completed Level 2, what’s next? One of our sustainability experts will schedule an onsite or virtual visit to confirm your compliance. The benefits of attained Level 3 status are as follows:

  • We provide the framework to help private businesses plan and meet their sustainability targets.

  • Support environmental sustainability leadership in Canada.

  • Receive our digital eco-certification seal to be used on your website, social media, newsletter and email signature 

  • Become a member of Ketchum House eco-certified businesses, with the opportunity to be featured on our website and social media.

  • Exclusive access to new Ketchum House products and promotions.

  • Make a social impact and help the earth by doing your part. What we ask is that you and your team:

    • Join our social media - Facebook and/or Instagram platforms 

    • Share your Ketchum House journey with your community 

    • Inspire others to make a difference and join our Earth Lease or certification program

    • Help others raise awareness about climate change

    • Volunteer and give back to your local community

To register for Ketchum House’s eco-certification, complete the form below and someone from our team will be in touch.

Thanks for submitting!

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