RALEIGH, N.C. (July 9, 2012) Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP, one of the largest CPA firms headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, announces today that, for a third year, it has been certified Green Plus™ by the Institute for Sustainable Development. HPG was the first accounting firm ever to earn this recognition.
Through the Green Plus program, businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States learn best practices in the areas of triple bottom line sustainability: people, planet and performance. The program gives employers affordable, practical support in succeeding financially while being good to their environment, employees and community. Annual certification requires a review of organizational policies, procedures and the firm’s green action plan. In addition to certification, the firm received a diagnostic report on its sustainability performance, strengths, weaknesses and areas of opportunity.
“Green Plus plays an important role in the Cleantech practice group,” says Tim Naylor, HPG partner and Cleantech lead. “Understanding the triple bottom line concept by living it provides a unique perspective in how to provide the best counsel to our clients in clean and green industries.”
The growing Cleantech practice group has 15 employees and provides industry knowledge and the financial experience necessary for business success. HPG is a supporter of the CleanLinks Forum. The forum offers practical business advice to cleantech entrepreneurs.