We’re thrilled to announce our certification as a BC Green Business and an Ocean Friendly Business for the 2023 year! These achievements mark a significant milestone in our journey toward environmental sustainability and responsible business practices.
BC Green Business is a sustainability certification for businesses in British Columbia run by Synergy Foundation. It recognizes a business’s dedication to reducing its environmental impact and operating sustainably.
Certification is achieved after undergoing a comprehensive evaluation that assesses various aspects of a business, including water consumption, energy use, waste levels, social impact, and more. We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the highest level of certification, known as the Green level, which reflects our strong commitment to environmental sustainability.
We’ve also obtained certification as an Ocean Friendly Business by meeting all requirements set out by Surfrider Canada. These requirements specifically focus on reducing single-use plastics and making a direct positive impact on our oceans and waterways. Through our projects, partnerships, and everyday business practices, we take great pride in playing a role in preserving our marine ecosystems.
Our sustainability efforts are spearheaded by our Project Coordinator Mel Lacelle (pictured above), who perfectly expresses our pride in this achievement:
“Working with this small yet powerful team has been an extraordinary opportunity in the realm of sustainability. Together, we have integrated sustainable practices into our daily office routines, embedding them into our organization’s DNA. A shared recognition of our carbon footprint has ignited a commitment to greener living, not only in our personal lives but also within our workplace. The support for green initiatives from each team member fills me with immense pride, as it has been instrumental in attaining our certification. I am honoured to have played a role in Barnacle’s BC Green Business certification, and I encourage other businesses to join us on this path towards a greener future.”
Through BC Green Business, we are excited to work alongside like-minded businesses across British Columbia that are committed to making positive changes for the planet, the people, and the community. We will continue to explore ways to reduce our environmental footprint, collaborate with industry partners, and actively engage with local communities to promote sustainability.
To learn more about sustainability at Barnacle, click here.
About BC Green Business
BC Green Business is a certification program that supports businesses looking for practical and affordable ways to reduce their environmental impact and contribute to their local communities. Businesses can be certified as Silver, Gold or Green (the highest level) and, in eligible regions, can also be certified as an Ocean Friendly Business based on ‘Surfrider Approved’ actions that focus on direct and positive impact for our oceans and waterways.