Recognising the need to communicate climate commitments and achievements quickly and effectively, our certification scheme is an integral part of our programme.
The “Road to Net Zero” programme helps you put in place the processes and systems needed to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions. As achieving Net Zero is likely to take many years, the programme is designed to recognise your current stage of development in the implementation of those processes and systems.
The programme recognises 3 key steps on the “Road to Net Zero”:
Step 1 = implemented an effective Carbon Management System.
Step 2 = engaged all key Stakeholders in the journey.
Step 3 = published a Net Zero roadmap, detailing the organisation’s transition to Net Zero.
The key requirements of our certification scheme are shown below.
Once you complete the requirements of each Step, you will be entitled to use the appropriate badge on your website and in your marketing, for as long as you remain a member of the programme.
"We wanted to get a recognisable certificate that shows
that we take this seriously"- Jon Quinn, Geckota Ltd
Informing your customers about what you are doing to become more eco-friendly in an open and honest way can be really hard.
We think it's important to be transparent, so we help you publish your carbon footprint and tell your customers what you are doing to reduce it and offset it by creating a unique certification page for your business, and by giving you a badge you can use on your website and marketing communications.
One of the key goals of the programme is to highlight the positive impacts you have achieved on your carbon journey.
So, the certificate recognises your carbon impacts in 8 different ways:
The Investment you have made in conserving or regenerating natural ecosystems (£k GBP)
"77% of business decision makers state that a supplier’s environmental performance or sustainability record is an important factor in product selection" (Shelton Group, 2016)
Our certification criteria are aligned with current best practice and, for the sake of transparency, are available publicly.
Caroline Aistrop of Green Spark Marketing says
Three-quarters of consumers are choosing to buy from companies demonstrating their green commitments; nearly half of smaller companies have been asked for their sustainability policy by larger companies; and studies consistently show how staff loyalty increases and staff recruitment is easier for companies which are visibly caring for the planet.
If you're not shouting about your sustainability commitments, you're missing the opportunity to attract new customers, increase loyalty in existing ones, boost staff motivation, attract new talent - and, of course, use your experience to help others play their part in creating a healthy world. Future generations will thank you for that.