Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs is the newest member of the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership (VBEP), a state program that recognizes businesses that go the extra step in being environmental stewards. It is the first accounting firm to receive the designation.
Practices implemented by the firm to meet the high standards of the VBEP include the installation of solar panel systems in 2010, use of energy efficient lighting, firm-wide recycling procedures, and a policy to purchase local and recycled whenever possible.
VBEP, a joint effort between the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center, is a free program geared towards promoting environmental and economic performance. Vermont businesses joining the Partnership go beyond compliance with existing environmental regulations using pollution prevention strategies and implementation of the best management practices.