SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica is asking residents to participate in nominating local businesses for the 2017 Sustainable Quality Awards. Until November 3, the nomination process entails creating an account with the Sustainable Quality Awards official website and choosing a company which adheres to certain values and business practices.

According to the Sustainable Quality Awards (SQA) official website: “Awarded annually, the SQA promotes the efforts of local businesses making significant achievements in the areas of sustainable economic development, social responsibility, and stewardship of the natural environment. The SQA nurtures Santa Monica’s sustainable business community, inspiring other businesses to adopt their own sustainable practices and providing residents and visitors with a healthy economy and environment.”

The Sustainable Quality Awards Programs is open to businesses that are:

  • In operation for at least two years:
    • by nomination deadline
    • while located within the City of Santa Monica or a Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce member
  • Employing at least two Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees
  • In compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations

The Sustainable Quality Awards are given to companies by a partnership of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the city of Santa Monica, A Sustainable Community, and Sustainable Works Environmental Education and Action.

For more information regarding the nomination period and process, visit

Those with questions can email Carl Hansen at or call (310) 393-9825 ext. 116.