Top Green Franchises That are Making a Difference

Top Green Franchises

These Sustainable Businesses Value Social Responsibility on Earth Day and Beyond

Updated May 9, 2024

The most successful businesses focus on more than just offering a great product or service; they also focus on their social and environmental impact. Social responsibility is good for business and society every day, and green franchise businesses exemplify this, particularly on Earth Day, when they highlight their commitment to sustainability and community welfare.  

Many green franchise businesses produce sustainability reports, which have become increasingly popular, with an estimated 98% of companies on the S&P 500 index publishing one in 2022, compared to just 96% in 2021. An impressive 49% of organizations developed new climate-friendly products or services in 2023. Consumers are taking notice, with 45% of them stating interest in finding brands that are sustainable or environmentally responsible, according to Statista.

In honor of Earth Day 2024, here are some of the top green franchises doing their part to help the planet. 

Top Green Franchises That are Making a Difference

Clean Juice

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As the first and only USDA-certified organic juice and food bar franchise, Clean Juice is committed to using fresh ingredients in its products. A faith-based franchise, Clean Juice only uses food and juice items that have no added sugars, harmful pesticides, or antibiotics. Health-conscious customers appreciate the brand’s stance on sustainability as well as the healthy, made-to-order bowls, smoothies and juices. 

Conserva Irrigation

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National Geographic reports that only about 1% of Earth’s water is available for consumption, and the Environmental Protection Agency states that 1.5 billion gallons of water are wasted daily because of overwatering and irrigation system runoff. To solve this problem, the Conserva Irrigation franchise offers B2C and B2B services to maintain landscapes without squandering resources through runoff. These services include irrigation installation and repair, backflow testing, sprinkler repair and restoration, and more. Driven by a sense of social responsibility, the green franchise also saves customers money on their water bills; a Conserva Irrigation system can cut down on water usage by as much as 60%.

Fibrenew

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The mobile, eco-friendly Fibrenew franchise is a trailblazer in the restoration space. It specializes in the repair, restoration, and renewal of leather, plastic, vinyl, fabric and upholstery. A green franchise by design, Fibrenew helps prevent the estimated 140 million tons of trash that goes into landfills annually by repairing and restoring products that would otherwise be discarded. Fibrenew franchisees benefit from a global restoration services market that is predicted to reach $50.60 billion by 2026, according to Zipdo. In addition to fostering a collaborative, family-like culture, the green franchise’s proprietary products, techniques, and color matching technology set it apart from the competition.   

Green Building Advisors

Green Building Advisors is a franchise that specializes in consulting services focused on energy efficiency and sustainability in building practices. The target clientele typically includes businesses, homeowners, and property developers who are looking to reduce their environmental impact and save on energy costs. The brand’s advisory services can cover a wide range of needs from energy audits and sustainability consulting to implementing green building practices such as using sustainable materials, improving water efficiency, and enhancing indoor environmental quality. The green franchise offers LED lighting systems, renewable energy systems, heating and cooling systems, high tech building automation systems and water conservation solutions to enhance building performance. Additionally, clients are provided with complimentary state and federal green tax incentives including cost segregation studies, section 179D, and more. 

Junk King

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Junk King is known for its eco-friendly methods of debris and junk disposal. The junk removal franchise recycles, re-purposes and donates 60% of what it collects on average and operates around its warehouse recycling hub. The Junk King team packs up trucks to unpack items quickly and efficiently at the hub to maintain the goal of keeping landfills free of unnecessary items. 

Mold Medics

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Mold Medics is an eco-friendly franchise committed to improving indoor environments. Its services include mold remediation, air duct cleaning, and allergen reduction, using only EPA-registered, biodegradable, and non-toxic cleaning agents that are safe for both humans and pets. The company’s dedication to green practices extends its products to include energy-efficient methodologies, such as employing HEPA vacuums which enhance air filtration efficiency while conserving energy. Mold Medics not only seeks to eradicate indoor pollutants but also prioritizes educational initiatives to help customers maintain a healthier, mold-free living space.

Rubbish Works

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Rubbish Works is a green franchise that offers responsible waste removal and recycling services for both residential and commercial customers. The eco-friendly brand recycles or donates at least 50% of what it hauls. Entrepreneurs with the green franchise take comfort in bringing Rubbish Works services into their communities (appliance removal and recycling, commercial junk removal, construction debris removal, disaster cleanup, electronics recycling, and full cleanout service) and foster relationships with customers who appreciate their sense of social responsibility. Rubbish Works is part of Premium Service Brands home services franchise umbrella. 

Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar

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Sustainability isn’t a fad at Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar; it’s smart business. The brand taps into the growing trend of casual, sustainable seafood and targets seafood enthusiasts who enjoy dishes served in a laid-back, coastal-inspired setting. Shuckin’ Shack has set up a number of partnerships and initiatives to source seafood responsibly and appeal to environmentally conscious customers. For example, in collaboration with the Plastic Ocean Project and Surf Rider Foundation, the seafood restaurant franchise has several locations that are certified Ocean-Friendly Establishments. In addition to being a partner of the Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition and featured on the James Beard Foundation Smart Catch List, Shuckin’ Shack has improved its supply chain in order to offer guests fair prices. Customers can also respect that there are no Styrofoam, plastic bags, or drinks in plastic bottles at any of the brand’s locations

sugaringLA

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sugaringLA offers a specialized service focused on hair removal using a natural sugar paste, which is a gentler and often more desirable alternative to traditional waxing. The green franchise positions itself as a premium brand in the beauty and personal care industry, emphasizing natural ingredients, skin health and products with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. The concept has tapped into the billion-dollar hair removal industry and the growing trend towards wellness. The brand offers vegan and gluten-free products that list ingredients individually, so clients know exactly what they’re putting on their bodies. 

Zoomin Groomin

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Zoomin Groomin is a mobile pet grooming service that offers convenient, eco-friendly grooming solutions for pets directly at their owners’ homes or offices. The franchise uses natural, non-toxic grooming products and environmentally sustainable practices, catering to pet owners who prioritize the welfare and comfort of their animals along with a concern for the environment. For example, the pet franchise’s Pure Oxygen Ultra Shampoo is non-toxic and veterinarian recommended. Additionally, the green franchise reduces water usage by up to 90% in comparison to other groomers and uses low-heat air fluff drying when grooming clients.

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Haley Cafarella is a passionate journalist and writer for IFPG. In her role as content and marketing specialist, she creates original articles for FranchiseWire and Franchise Consultant Magazine. Her specialties include educational articles about buying a franchise and franchise consulting. She also reports on franchise professionals who were recently promoted or hired through FranchiseWire’s popular HireWire series.

Haley has contributed to a variety of regional publications, including Quo Vadis, New Brunswick Today, and the Trenton Monitor. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Rutgers University.
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