Certify Your Good

The Canopy Certification guides Kentucky businesses towards achieving measurable social and environmental Good, operating with the highest ethical standards, and taking care of all stakeholders along the way. 

With thoughtfully-crafted points of inquiry and supporting resources, the Canopy Certification provides a framework for businesses to examine and improve their own practices and be recognized for their verified efforts. 

Check out our handy Canopy Fundamentals Requirements Checklist to see what is required of your business to get Certified.

Certify Your Good

The Canopy Certification guides Kentucky businesses towards achieving measurable social and environmental Good, operating with the highest ethical standards, and taking care of all stakeholders along the way. 

With thoughtfully-crafted points of inquiry and supporting resources, the Canopy Certification provides a framework for businesses to examine and improve their own practices and be recognized for their verified efforts.

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canopy kentucky

The Canopy Certification encourages businesses to continuously look for ways to grow their impact on people, our planet, and our future. Companies in the Canopy Certified Program have access to resources and tools, such as our Curriculum Learning Modules and Best Practice Case Studies, created to help companies gain Certification.

The interactive resources are a key feature of the Canopy Certification providing an on-ramp to the Good Business Movement, moving from Good Business fundamentals to greater sophistication over time.

How Does My Company Get Certified?

1

Create an Account

The Certification is available to for-profit companies headquartered in the state of Kentucky interested in operationalizing their Good. Click 'Apply Now' in the navigation, and you will be able to click the 'Create an Account' button and fill out your information. After you’ve verified your account information, you will be prompted to begin the Canopy Certified Application.
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Submit an Application

The Canopy Certified Application includes filling out general company information and answering self-reporting style questions. The Canopy Team will review your submitted application to approve it or reach out with further questions. You’ll be notified when your application is approved, prompted to pay a 20% deposit of your Canopy Certified Fee, and given access to the Canopy Certified Portal!
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Get Canopy Certified

You will begin the Canopy Certified Program by completing the Canopy Fundamentals within the following 12 months, with access to our resources and tools to assist you. After all of your Canopy Fundamentals have been approved, you’ll pay the remaining 80% of the Certification Fee, and congratulations your company is officially Canopy Certified! You will receive the marketing and branding materials to show off your hard work.
Canopy Certified Seal

Once a company is Canopy Certified, they will receive a set of Canopy Certified Seals to display on their products and at their business. By doing business with companies who display a Canopy Certified Seal, customers can be sure they’re using their dollars to support companies that care about our community, planet, and future.

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canopy seal

The Canopy Certification requires that all Canopy Certified Companies continuously improve their efforts in External Impact, Culture, Leadership, and Governance. Every 12 to 18 months, companies must update their information in these tracks and complete Electives. Electives allow for flexibility in the program, whether it be mastering a topic by playing to your company’s strengths or implementing something new.

Merit Badges are awarded to companies that show exceptional achievement in specific areas of the Canopy Certification. A company earns a Merit Badge by answering questions and accruing points within a particular focus area. The Canopy Certified Portal will automatically calculate your efforts towards this challenging process.

Currently, companies can earn the following Merit Badges:

Kentucky Advocate

DEI Champion

Health & Safety

Environmental Hero

Social Hero

Caring Employer

Transparent Leadership

Mission-Minded

Certification Fees Cost

 

The Canopy Certification Fees are determined by a sliding scale based on a company’s annual revenue.

Annual Revenue Total Annual Canopy Certification Fee 20% Deposit during Application Phase Remaining 80% of Canopy Certification Annual Fee
0 – <$249,999 $450 $90 $360
$250,000 – $499,999 $550 $110 $440
$500,000 – $749,999 $650 $130 $520

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