Largo Sustainable Business Guide

Find resources to help guide your business toward a more sustainable triple bottom line. Businesses, small and large, with sustainability efforts, are proven to be more successful because they demonstrate a focus on economic, environmental, and social systems. These pillars of sustainable business are also known as people, planet, and profit. Sustainable businesses stand out and outperform their peers. As your partners in building our community, the City of Largo is dedicated to helping you reach your goals. 

Sustainability is one of three primary focus areas of the City of Largo’s Strategic Plan, which serves as the blueprint for City operations and helps move us towards our vision of being the Community of Choice in Tampa Bay.

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Sustainability Checklist
  • Reduce waste by reusing and recycling materials 
  • Request a free business energy and water audit
  • Track and reduce your carbon footprint or greenhouse gas emissions
  • Give back to the community through volunteering or other support
  • Create transparency in your supply chain and use sustainable materials
  • Celebrate diversity and inclusion in the workplace and supply chain
  • Provide plant-centric and healthy snacks and meals
  • Ensure employee health and success
  • Reduce transportation impacts of your goods or services
  • Incorporate sustainability into your governance and structure
  • Create a Sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility Plan
  • Purchase items in bulk when feasible
  • Source products and services locally
  • Engage with your stakeholders frequently
Contact [email protected] for more information about these items.
Sustainable Tips for People

Volunteer in your community
Volunteering as part of your organization can do more than make you feel good, it can help strengthen your company. Improving culture improves employee attraction and retention while serving your community. Looking for an organization to volunteer with? Contact [email protected] or Keep Pinellas Beautiful at

Boost staff morale
Staff engagement is key to increasing sustainability efforts. Consider establishing a Sustainability Team or Special Project Team to help with special projects. Want to learn more? Contact [email protected].

Create a strong sustainability plan
Nearly 70% of millennials say having a strong Corporate Social Responsibility or Sustainability Plan increases their likelihood of staying with and organization. 

Sustainable Tips for Planet
Reducing waste and lowering disposal costs
Achieving 100 percent renewable energy
Reducing water use to lower your utility bill
Ditching the plastic and going Ocean-Friendly
  • Get Ocean-Friendly certified by swapping out single-use plastics at your salon, office, restaurant or more. Learn more at
Sustainable Tips for Profit
Get connected with local resources
  • Explore local resources to strengthen your business and bottom line with Largo’s Business Services at
  • The Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce is another great way to empower your business, visit them at [email protected]
Create an organizational policy
  • An organization’s supply chain and purchasing policy greatly impact the bottom line
  • Access to free business assistance and mentorship is available through the Pinellas County SCORE program at [email protected]
Support social and environmental issues
  • 86% of consumers want businesses to support social and environmental issues*
  • 66% would spend more on a sustainable product*
*According to Markets and Finances: The Sustainability Imperative, 2015.
Printable Version
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