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The agency developed the guide in consultation with Businesses for Social Responsibility (BSR), a nonprofit business association.
The guide features profiles on 35 EPA climate-change related partnership programs, as well as a table so companies can look up programs most appropriate for their industry and business objectives. According to the agency, each program profile defines the environmental value delivered by the program and the business case for participating, such as cost savings, operational efficiency, reduced business risk, new or expanded markets, enhanced reputation and brand protection.
The guide also describes the benefits of partnering with the EPA, such as environmental performance benchmarking, public recognition, professional training and networking, and preparation for regulatory developments.
According to an agency release, there are currently more than 13,000 firms and other organizations participating in EPA climate-related partnership programs.