Letter of Engagement
Please review this letter of engagement carefully so that you clearly understand the SPI Certification process and expectations. There is link to the online sign up form at the bottom of the page. If you’ve already reviewed this letter, you can skip to the sign up form.
Applicant company hereby registers to participate in the Sustainable Performance Institute Certification. Applicant must also complete the intake survey
, if they have not yet done so. For multi-office companies this will allow us to provide you with volume pricing. For everyone, this will provide basic metrics to help us track the effectiveness of the program.
$6,000 for one office ($2,000 if fewer than 20 employees). To receive pricing for multiple offices, please complete our Intake Survey
The SPI Certification process generally follows four steps: 1) Registration, 2) Assessment, 3) Fill Gaps, and 4) Audit and Certification. In the case of companies already achieving excellence in sustainable practice consistently, the audit process is intentionally streamlined to evaluate existing materials, processes, policies and systems. The SPI audit is not intended to require the creation of new, unnecessary documentation. It is the explicit intention of the program to minimize bureaucracy and onerous paperwork so that the SPI certification process is efficient and effective. Companies in the program will fall into one of three status categories: 1) Registered, 2) Provisional, and 3) Certified.
a detailed description of the Certification process.
Non-Disclosure Of Proprietary Information
The Sustainable Performance Institute (SPI) acknowledges that in the course of the certification process Applicant may disclose Proprietary Business and/or Technical Information (“Proprietary Information”). SPI agrees that it shall maintain in confidence such Proprietary Information, shall not use such Proprietary Information for any purpose other than to determine certification status of Applicant, and shall not disclose such Proprietary Information to any third party without the prior express written approval of Applicant. This restriction shall not apply to information that is or becomes generally known to the public or that is legally obtained by SPI through other means.
Sharing Of Best Practices
In order to foster continuous improvement, SPI plans to make available information and samples of best practices through our website. Such information will be anonymous and will not contain proprietary content of any program participant unless explicitly permitted by the participant, in writing.
Directory of Certified Companies
All Certified companies will be listed on our website, showing the effective date of the certification and whether all or part of the company is included.
Publicity While Certification Is Pending
Only companies who opt in will be included on the website and in PR materials during the certification process. If you wish to be included in PR materials, please send us an email to that effect with your logo attached. This is also an opportunity to send us any photos, audio or video clips that may be appropriate for inclusion in our materials related to the program and its participants. Please be sure to obtain copyright releases for all materials you send to us and list the sources to credit.
Use of the Certification Logo & Messaging
The Sustainable Performance Institute is currently developing the branding materials associated with the Certification program, to be released in the first half of 2011. We will send notify you when the name, logo and messaging is ready to be used in your marketing materials. In the interim, the program should be referred to as the Sustainable Performance Institute Certification.