The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) offers a variety of programs to Arizona's businesses in order to support environmental programs at their location. One program that organizations can take advantage of which not only supports their facility, but also awards incentives to them for their participation is the Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP). This program offers incentives such as:

  • Advanced notification of inspections (i.e. announced inspections) and enforcement rulings
  • Coordination of on-site inspections
  • Reduced inspection frequency and reporting requirements
  • Public Recognition of your businesses commitment

The VESP programs allows Arizona facilities to partner with ADEQ to make sure they are in compliance and team up in order to address any issues or problems.

Once your organization joins the VESP program they can start earning recognition at different levels based on environmental achievements. You can join VESP for free by downloading the application here. If you are looking for ideas on how to join the VESP or what qualifies, feel free to contact Laura Cash at (602) 274-2900 or