Save Money, Share Your Success, and Inspire Others


Save Money, Share Your Success, and Inspire Others

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.  

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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
  4.   Renew Membership every Two Years by adding One New Practice and One New       Measurable Environmental Benefit


About the Registry

The NJ Sustainable Business Registry was launched in the fall of 2014.  It is a partnership between the 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.  Initial funding for the registry was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

The goals of the NJ Sustainable Business Registry include:

  • Recognizing and promoting NJ sustainable businesses
  • Helping NJ businesses implement sustainable practices through no cost NJSBDC Sustainability Consultants
  • Sharing resources on sustainability to educate and encourage all NJ businesses to adopt green practices
  • Increasing transparency for NJ Consumers



The concept of the NJ Sustainable Business Registry was initially developed by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Energy and Sustainability’s, Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI). The SBI was launched in 2011 and brought together representatives from State government, business and non-profit sectors to brainstorm and implement programs to encourage sustainability within the state. At this time, the SBI Stakeholder Committees are no longer active. Read this to learn more about the history of the 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 fill out our request for more information form at


New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Energy and Sustainability provides technical support and helps to administer the NJ Sustainable Business Registry.  



- Partners and Supporters -


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