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The New Jersey Sustainable Business Registry was created to recognize and promote sustainable businesses, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions  across the state.  The Registry is open to companies of all types and there is no cost to join.  


Membership Requirements

To become a member, you need to create an online business profile and submit the following information:

       1. A brief written description of Five Sustainable Actions/Practices your business has adopted. 

       2. Identify One Measurable Environmental Benefit from a practice.

       3. Identify One Cost Savings from a Practice.



The Registry is a component of a larger initiative between Rutgers’ New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), with support and assistance from other business and environmentally concerned partners and stakeholders. Collectively, these entities comprise the New Jersey Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI).


New Jersey Small Business Development Centers

For over thirty years, experts at the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers’ (NJSBDC) twelve regional centers have helped new and established business owners create, expand and advance their enterprises. Under this initiative, entrepreneurs like you now have access to additional NJSBDC consultants who have specific expertise in pollution prevention and environmentally sustainable practices.

As a result of its working relationship with the NJDEP, and its concern and regard for a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment, the NJSBDC is expanding its services to include providing assistance or discussing interests you might have regarding the business registry, or any pollution prevention or sustainability practices relevant to your business or industry.

The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers are delighted and honored to bring you this new and unique opportunity to distinguish your business and enhance its competitive advantage.

To learn more about this program, and the significant impact it can have on your business’ reputation and bottom-line, E-mail the program manager at, or visit the New Jersey Sustainable Business webpage at


New Jersey Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI)

The New Jersey Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) is an initiative of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Energy and Sustainability. The program’s vision is to raise awareness, educate and motivate companies to pursue sustainability as a competitive business strategy and a shared community responsibility, and account for its performance in terms of the triple bottom line. (People, Planet, Profit)

Representatives from State government, business and non-profit sectors are working together to frame the SBI. For more information about each meeting go to: SBI Stakeholder Meetings

This Sustainable Business Initiative has two primary goals:

  • To promote sustainability planning and practices among New Jersey businesses to enhance economic success, environmental protection, and an improved quality of life.
  • To identify and share resources to educate and encourage the NJ business community on the sustainable return on investment (SROI). SROI determines the full value of a project by assigning monetary values to all costs and benefits – economic, social and environmental.

To implement and support the above SBI goals, the Business Registry, and the resources needed to provide the small and mid-sized business community with comprehensive and evolving practices and expertise, the NJSBDC applied for and was awarded a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that provides initial funding for these programs. The partners listed below were instrumental in providing letters of support for this grant, and are strongly invested in the work and purpose of SBI and New Jersey’s business community.


- Partners and Supporters -

    U.S. Small Business Administration
    New Jersey Business Action Center
    Rutgers Business School