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Purpose, Eligibility, and Benefits

The South Carolina Environmental Excellence Program (SCEEP) is a voluntary program for companies committed to continuous environmental improvement in order to protect and preserve South Carolina's environment.

Purpose:

To encourage companies to become environmental leaders by making a voluntary commitment to promote and practice pollution prevention, energy and other resource conservation, and to strive for continuous environmental improvement.

Eligibility:

Any South Carolina organization, company or facility committed to reducing its waste streams through pollution prevention activities, and/or through reducing energy or other resource consumption with the goal of improving South Carolina's environment is eligible to participate.

A "facility" is defined to mean any site, manufacturing or natural resource management operation, or any business or municipal activity that is regulated under any provision of the state's environmental laws.

Benefits:

Participation in the Environmental Excellence Program provides the following benefits:

  • Public recognition among customers, business associates, the community, and the state's regulatory agencies that your company or facility is committed to environmental leadership
  • Participation in and membership on the Environmental Excellence Council which provides networking opportunities with other members, and forums to discuss regulatory issues and to exchange ideas
  • Access to S.C. DHEC senior leadership
  • Opportunities for regulatory flexibility on identified issues
  • Eligibility for awards such as the SC Energy Office special energy conservation awards
  • Opportunities for other environmental activities including corporate mentoring, technology transfer assistance, and information exchanges
  • Use of the SCEEP logo
Printable SCEEP Fact Sheet