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).
This short appraisal will be held onsite with your assigned Green Mark Advisor, who will do a walk-around review to get a sense of the company’s operation and establish areas for environmental improvement. This should take 1 to 2 hours.
Your Green Mark Adviser will create a tailored action report containing straightforward, low or no cost guidelines on how you can:
Over an agreed timeframe, typically 1-3 months, 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.
Lasting half a day, your Final Audit will assess the progress you’ve made against your Green Mark Action Report.
A final report will outline if you’ve achieved a Green Mark.
If you successfully achieve a Green Mark you’ll get a certificate to display in your reception area. You’ll also be sent marketing materials, including a high resolution logo to display on your website, brochures, fliers or anywhere else where your logo is featured.
To recertify you’ll need to demonstrate that you’ve maintained and improved you environmental performance. Organisations holding a Green Mark Level 1 are encouraged to progress to Level 2 after 1 – 2 years.