Environmental Leadership Program

Back to sustainability

  • Our statewide environmental recognition and reward program.
  • We offer benefits and incentives to members that voluntarily go beyond compliance with state and federal regulations and are committed to continual environmental improvement. 

Announcement: The 24 Karat Gold Winner for 2014 has been selected.

For ELP members: You can now submit your 2014 Annual Metrics online. Click the link to fill out and submit your metrics.


Recognition levels and applications

Bronze Achiever 
  • For facilities that have made significant achievements in improving the environment of Colorado.
  • No serious violations for one year, criminal for two years.
  • Pollution prevention efforts such as energy efficiency, waste minimization, water conservation.
  • Don't have a functional Environmental Management System in place.
  • One-year recognition.

Apply for Bronze Achiever recognition. PDF | MS Word

Silver Partner
  • For facilities seeking to achieve Gold Level membership or higher, but don't have all aspects of a functional EMS and/or do not meet all of the eligibility requirements.
  • No serious violations for one year, criminal for two years.
  • Commitment to develop an Environmental Management System with milestones that must be met each year.
  • Multi-year recognition (not to exceed three years).

Apply for Silver Partner recognition. PDF | MS Word

Public comment for potential Gold Leaders is now open!
  • Must have in place a fully operational, facility-specific Environmental Management System with goals.
  • Must meet the beyond-compliance requirements for the Gold tier.
  • No serious violations for three years, criminal for five years.
  • Three-year recognition and may be renewed.

Apply for Gold Leader recognition. PDF | MS Word