Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Rosbach, Derren

Project Center

Costa Rica


Companies use environmental certifications to demonstrate their sustainable practices to consumers, but Costa Rican companies are not taking advantage of certifications to gain competitiveness in the market. We worked with the Cámara de Industrias in San Jose, Costa Rica to determine how companies can effectively evaluate environmental certifications. Our group interviewed company representatives to determine key factors that companies take into account when considering certifications. We created comparison charts to assist companies in deciding which certification to pursue and made recommendations to encourage the implementation of certifications, including an online database, an advertising campaign, and a government incentive program.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies