Level 1 provides an introduction to environmental management. It is suitable for organisations wishing to start addressing their environmental performance.
Level 2 builds upon the achievements of Level 1, and is suitable for organisations who wish to develop an Environmental Management System (EMS).
You will complete the online audit with the aid of the online guidance and template documents to get a sense of the company’s current environmental performance and establish areas for improvement. This should take 1 to 2 hours, followed by some time to collate and attach the required evidence.
Your Green Mark Adviser will audit your responses and create a tailored action report containing straightforward, low or no cost guidelines on how to meet the Green Mark standard and:
You will schedule and implement the actions. Your Green Mark Adviser will be available by telephone and email to support your progress throughout this stage.
Your Final Audit will assess the progress you’ve made against your Green Mark Action Report before award.
A Final Audit Report will outline if you’ve achieved a Green Mark.
If you successfully achieve a Green Mark you’ll receive a certificate which is valid for 1 year. You’ll also be sent marketing materials, including a high resolution logo and a template press release.
To recertify you’ll need to demonstrate that you’ve maintained and improved you environmental performance on an annual basis. Organisations holding a Green Mark Level 1 are encouraged to progress to Level 2 after 2 years.