Sustainable Business

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The triple bottom line is an accounting framework that includes social, environmental, and financial factors and therefore is considered a full-cost accounting method. Managing with the triple bottom line in mind, businesses are positioned to gain efficiency in operations, attract and retain high quality employees, improve community relations, enhance brand image, boost customer loyalty, as well as a benefit from a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Green businesses operate to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own. Businesses in Manatee County are recognizing the benefits of adopting sustainable practices and we want to commend them for their efforts!

The Florida Green Lodging Program

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The Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. The program’s environmental guidelines allow the hospitality industry to evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to continuously improve environmental performance.


Bradenton Downtown Historic District Hampton Inn & Suites
309 10th Street W, Bradenton, 34205

If you represent an eco-hotel that has met the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging Criteria and would like to be added here at no cost to the business, please email the Manatee County's Energy and Sustainability Manager.

The Manatee Chamber of Commerce

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The Manatee Chamber of Commerce launched its Sustainable Manatee Program in 2010 to promote the interest of businesses that are committed and engaged in environmentally responsible operations and best management "green" practices. The Sustainable Manatee Program is open to current or prospective Manatee Chamber members who agree to meet application / certification requirements and to pledge to continually strive toward such business practices to ensure the greater Manatee region is environmentally healthy and viable. Members will also pledge to abide by all existing local, state and federal environmental regulations. Contact the Chamber and get involved.