Form 650 "Statement of Transparency and Sustainability Standards" - Rhode Island

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This is a legal form that was released by the Rhode Island Secretary of State - a government authority operating within Rhode Island. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Statement of Transparency and Sustainability Standards
Section 5-89-5
of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended
The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant statutory provision. This form and the
information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and/or tax specialist.
All filings are public records under RIGL 38-2-1, et seq. This means all information is available to the public by a variety of methods
including, without limitations, inspections at our office, telephone inquiries and electronically through our online database.
This legal document should be typed. All illegible documents will be REJECTED.
How to start the process:
How to pay the filing fee:
To obtain the required Certificate of Adoption of
The filing fee is $100, payable either by mail via check
Transparency and Sustainability Standards, you must
made payable to RI Department of State or in person
file with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental
via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services
Management (DEM). DEM has established industry
Division, 148 W. River Street, Ste. 1, Providence, RI
specific
Rhode Island Green Certification Programs
that
02904.
comply with the Transparency and Sustainability filing
How to confirm your filing:
requirements. If you don’t find an established program for
your industry, contact DEM for filing assistance.
Entity records are retrievable and viewable through our
website. Successful filings will NOT result in a mailed
DEM will issue a Certificate of Adoption of Transparency
confirmation. To confirm your
submission and obtain
and Sustainability Standards to be submitted with this
evidence of your filing:
Statement.
Go to our
Corporate Database
How to complete the form:
Enter the name or ID number of your entity and click
“Search”
1. List the entity’s ID number. The ID number can be found by
Click on the link to your entity record, scroll down,
looking up your entity in the
Corporate
Database.
select “All Filings” and then “View Filing”
2. List the name of the entity. The entity name can be verified
Identify desired type of filing and click on “PDF” under
through our
Corporate
Database.
“View PDF” to view and print the record
3. Acknowledge the Governing Body of the entity has
adopted resolutions setting forth the entity’s Standards and
Assessment Measures.
4. List the entity’s URL that contains the entity’s Standards
and Assessment Measures, third-party criteria used to
How to maintain your Transparent,
develop the standards, description of the process used
Sustainable and Green status:
to identify, develop, and approve the Standards and the
entity’s annual report.
Your entity’s Green and Sustainable status is separate
5. Acknowledge that the entity is required to file an annual
and apart from its corporate status. An entity can lose
renewal statement to maintain its Green Sustainable status.
its Green and Sustainable status without losing its
This renewal statement is required to be filed during the
corporate good standing. To maintain its status, the entity
entity’s annual report filing period. See How to Maintain
is responsible for filing an annual renewal statement
Your Status for additional filing information.
each calendar year, excluding the year the Statement of
6. Acknowledge the entity’s commitment to use its established
Transparency and Sustainability Standards was filed in
Standards and Assessment Measures, the continuous
this office. The annual renewal statement is due during
improvement of its green and sustainability goals, and to
the same filing period as the entity’s annual report,
transparency by making readily available at no cost and
February 1 - May 1 of each year.
without restriction a copy of its current and past reports.
7. An Authorized Person MUST sign and date the form.
Failure to file an annual renewal statement will result
8. Enclose a copy of Rhode Island Department of
in the loss of the entity’s Transparent, Sustainable and
Environmental Management’s Certificate of Adoption of
Green status pursuant to RIGL 5-89-6.
Transparency and Sustainability Standards.
FORM 650 - Revised: 12/2021
State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
Instructions for Filing
Statement of Transparency and Sustainability Standards
Section 5-89-5
of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended
The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant statutory provision. This form and the
information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an attorney and/or tax specialist.
All filings are public records under RIGL 38-2-1, et seq. This means all information is available to the public by a variety of methods
including, without limitations, inspections at our office, telephone inquiries and electronically through our online database.
This legal document should be typed. All illegible documents will be REJECTED.
How to start the process:
How to pay the filing fee:
To obtain the required Certificate of Adoption of
The filing fee is $100, payable either by mail via check
Transparency and Sustainability Standards, you must
made payable to RI Department of State or in person
file with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental
via cash, credit card, or check at the Business Services
Management (DEM). DEM has established industry
Division, 148 W. River Street, Ste. 1, Providence, RI
specific
Rhode Island Green Certification Programs
that
02904.
comply with the Transparency and Sustainability filing
How to confirm your filing:
requirements. If you don’t find an established program for
your industry, contact DEM for filing assistance.
Entity records are retrievable and viewable through our
website. Successful filings will NOT result in a mailed
DEM will issue a Certificate of Adoption of Transparency
confirmation. To confirm your
submission and obtain
and Sustainability Standards to be submitted with this
evidence of your filing:
Statement.
Go to our
Corporate Database
How to complete the form:
Enter the name or ID number of your entity and click
“Search”
1. List the entity’s ID number. The ID number can be found by
Click on the link to your entity record, scroll down,
looking up your entity in the
Corporate
Database.
select “All Filings” and then “View Filing”
2. List the name of the entity. The entity name can be verified
Identify desired type of filing and click on “PDF” under
through our
Corporate
Database.
“View PDF” to view and print the record
3. Acknowledge the Governing Body of the entity has
adopted resolutions setting forth the entity’s Standards and
Assessment Measures.
4. List the entity’s URL that contains the entity’s Standards
and Assessment Measures, third-party criteria used to
How to maintain your Transparent,
develop the standards, description of the process used
Sustainable and Green status:
to identify, develop, and approve the Standards and the
entity’s annual report.
Your entity’s Green and Sustainable status is separate
5. Acknowledge that the entity is required to file an annual
and apart from its corporate status. An entity can lose
renewal statement to maintain its Green Sustainable status.
its Green and Sustainable status without losing its
This renewal statement is required to be filed during the
corporate good standing. To maintain its status, the entity
entity’s annual report filing period. See How to Maintain
is responsible for filing an annual renewal statement
Your Status for additional filing information.
each calendar year, excluding the year the Statement of
6. Acknowledge the entity’s commitment to use its established
Transparency and Sustainability Standards was filed in
Standards and Assessment Measures, the continuous
this office. The annual renewal statement is due during
improvement of its green and sustainability goals, and to
the same filing period as the entity’s annual report,
transparency by making readily available at no cost and
February 1 - May 1 of each year.
without restriction a copy of its current and past reports.
7. An Authorized Person MUST sign and date the form.
Failure to file an annual renewal statement will result
8. Enclose a copy of Rhode Island Department of
in the loss of the entity’s Transparent, Sustainable and
Environmental Management’s Certificate of Adoption of
Green status pursuant to RIGL 5-89-6.
Transparency and Sustainability Standards.
FORM 650 - Revised: 12/2021
State of Rhode Island
Department of State - Business Services Division
STAMP
FOR
SECRETARY OF STATE
Statement of Transparency and Sustainability Standards
USE ONLY
Filing Fee: $100.00
Pursuant to the provisions of RIGL
5-89-5
the undersigned entity has adopted by
resolution and hereby submits this statement of transparency and sustainability
standards:
1. Entity ID Number
2. Entity Name
3. The entity hereby acknowledges that the Governing Body of the entity has adopted resolutions setting forth the entity’s
Standards and Assessment Measures.
4. The internet link on the entity’s principal website, which contains the Standards and Assessment Measures, the third-party
criteria used to develop the Standards, a description of the process by which Standards were identified, developed and
approved, and any report filed or to be filed is:
This information will be readily available at no cost and without any requirement to provide information in order to view. This
information will remain available for the time period that the entity remains a reporting entity.
5. The entity acknowledges the requirement to deliver to the Secretary of State its most recent renewal statement concurrently
with its annual report as specified in either RIGL 7-1.2-1501,
7-6-90
or 7-16-66.
6. The entity acknowledges its commitment to:
A. Use the Assessment Measures to assess the entity’s performance in meeting its Standards;
B. Review and assess its Standards and Assessment Measures from time to time and make such changes thereto as the
Governing Body in good faith determines are necessary or advisable in furtherance of meeting the entity’s standards; and
C. Prepare and make readily available to the public at no cost and without any requirement to provide information in order to
view (by posting on the entity’s website at the link identified above) a copy of its report within 90 days of the end of each
reporting period.
7. This statement must be accompanied by a copy of Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Certificate of
Adoption of Transparency and Sustainability Standards.
Under penalty of perjury, I declare and affirm that I have examined this Statement of Transparency and Sustainability
Standards, including any accompanying attachments, and that all statements contained herein are true and correct.
Type or Print Name of Entity
Date
Signature of Authorized Person
STAMP
FOR
SECRETARY OF STATE
USE ONLY
MAIL TO:
Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615
Phone: (401) 222-3040
FORM 650 - Revised: 12/2021
Website: www.sos.ri.gov
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