While each is unique and designed with input from the local community, programs in the CoLab Network share four Core Approaches, which mean each program is:
Programs are developed and led by an organization operating within the community.
Programs create a trusted local network of organizations that are supported in setting and achieving sustainability targets.
Businesses and organizations pay fees to participate. Over time, these fees cover program operating costs.
Programs engage participants to set and achieve sustainability targets and publicly report on progress. GHG reductions must be one option businesses can select.