Alliance Membership Performance Characteristics


In addition to meeting the mandatory requirements above, candidates must demonstrate environmental leadership by meeting performance characteristics.  Since size and resource disparities exist between small and large organizations, small organizations (those with less than 100 employees) are required to implement six of the performance characteristics and large organizations implement ten of the performance characteristics detailed on the membership application.

Many of the performance characteristics, such as programs to reduce water or energy consumption, waste minimization, or documenting environmental performance often are already in place and may provide cost-savings benefits.  Alliance members report annually on their participation in these programs.