Business Environmental Awards

Since 1990, Acterra has been celebrating sustainable business practices in the San Francisco Bay Area through our Business Environmental Awards Program.

The awards honor the accomplishments of organizations with innovative sustainable programs. Over 200 businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations have been awarded to date. The BEA Program is considered a champion among award programs due to the broad geographic scope and its rigorous judging process. Stay informed about the process and award recipients:

Past Award Recipients

How to Apply

Applications for the 2020 Business Environmental Awards will open in Fall 2019.

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Review the Award Categories

Review the Judging Process




Registration and Applications will open in Fall 2019

This is the America’s Cup of sustainability!
— George Denise, Former Director of Sustainability, Real Estate & Facilities, Oracle Americas, Inc.

Judges and Advisory Committee

Our Judges and Advisory Committee are volunteer. Each individual has a working knowledge of environmental issues through education, professional or volunteer experience.

2019 Advisory Committee

2019 Judges


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Nicole Angiel, Director of Business Partnerships for Sustainability, at (650) 962-9876 x380 or

2019 Ceremony and Reception

The 2019 Acterra Business Environmental Awards Ceremony and Reception took place on May 22 at the Bay Area Metro Center in San Francisco. Over 175 people were in attendance to honor the 2019 Business Environmental Award recipients. The evening was filled with celebration, learning, and networking! 

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