Go Green Richmond upon Thames recognises good practice through a tiered accreditation scheme. Through achieving the awards your business will benefit from a range of free services and advice to reduce your environmental impact.
At each level of award you will receive a certificate and window sticker to display your credentials. You will also be added to the list of successfully accredited businesses on our website and benefit from publicity opportunities. Businesses that display their leaf awards can show their customers, staff and stakeholders that they are taking responsibility for their environmental impacts and taking steps towards going green. It is quick and simple to apply for an award and there is support at each step to help your business make environmental improvements.
Accreditation is achieved for environmental improvements at your business’ site. If you have several sites across Richmond you can apply for an award for each site.
The deadline for applications is 30 November 2012. Application forms can be found on each of the award pages below.
To get started you can make a pledge to improve your business’ environmental performance. Once you have made a pledge you will receive information and support to make it easy to achieve.
At the first level you will receive an environmental review to provide tailored advice on completing simple actions required for this first level of accreditation. This free review will identify the scope of your business’ impacts on the environment and will offer immediate, cost effective wins. The merit award application form is quick to complete and requires you to have implemented basic actions to reduce your consumption of energy, water and waste. You are encouraged to monitor your utility and waste use to enable you to measure savings.
Businesses that are making quantified improvements in their environmental performance and publically displaying their environmental commitments are eligible to apply for an advanced award.
Businesses that show a real commitment to the environment across all of your activities through an environmental management system (EMS) will qualify for an exceptional award.