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. 

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 is available to for-profit companies headquartered in the state of Kentucky interested in operationalizing their Good. 

Canopy Certified Companies are committed to operating with the best interest of Kentucky and its people in mind as they grow profit and work to solve our social, economic, and environmental problems.

A Canopy Certified Company provides verification of its continuous efforts to treat people well, lead with integrity, and positively impact the communities in which they serve.

How Does My Company Get Certified?

1

Create an Account

Once the Canopy Certified Portal has launched, your company can start the Canopy Certified Program by clicking ‘Apply’ in the navigation of this website to go to the Canopy Certified Portal and creating an account. After you’ve verified your account information, you will be prompted to begin the Canopy Certified Application.
2

Start 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!
3

Get Canopy Certified

You will begin the Canopy Certified Program by completing the Canopy Fundamentals within the following 12 months. You will have access to resources such as Best Practice Case Studies and our Curriculum Learning Modules 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. These Seals may be displayed anywhere in the office, but we’d recommend you put it somewhere externally-facing so that your stakeholders are made aware of your hard work around Good 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 twelve to eighteen months, companies must update their information 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

Cost and Pricing

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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