To gain one of our full certificates you need to have at least 12 months of activity and have an established operational model. This means that many start-ups and businesses <3 years old are unable to apply.
So what can you do if you are too new to join one of our standard memberships?
Our "Carbon Commitment" membership demonstrates that you have made a firm commitment to calculate and reduce your carbon footprint once you are ready to do so.
Application for this certificate represents a commitment to calculate your emissions and to apply for a membership package that leads to full certification within 12 months.
You can read our full certification criteria here.
When you join our "Carbon Commitment" programme you get a licence to use our "Carbon Commitment" badge on your website, emails and other marketing material for up to 12 months, until you join in full.
You can also contact us at any time to ask questions and for advice.
You are committing, when you are ready to switch to a full membership, to do the following:
"Carbon Commitment" membership costs £200+VAT per year.
When your 12 month commitment period is ended you need to either apply for a membership package that leads to one of our other certificates or stop using the certificate.