What Does Chief Green Officer (CGO) Mean?
A chief green officer (CGO) is a job role that involves executing and overseeing a company’s green initiatives and programs while ensuring compliance with government rules and regulations. These initiatives are implemented to minimize the company’s carbon footprint and reduce environmental impact through e-cycling and e-waste segregation, LEED compliance, energy-efficient production and product recycling. The CGO must have the knowledge and be involved in the company’s different work operations in order to properly perform his or her responsibilities.
A chief green officer may also be called a chief environmental commitment officer (CECO).