Why Be Accredited?
Customer Demand –customers and other stakeholders are increasingly demanding environmental
responsibility from their suppliers of both goods and services. The Green Achiever award
distinguishes businesses from the competition by making a clear statement of their environmental
commitment and performance.
To Comply with Environmental Legislation – all organisations are required to comply with a range of
environmental legislation. Green Achiever membership supports business to understand which
legislation applies and how the obligations can be met. Regular updates keep Members informed of
To Reduce Costs – reducing energy consumption, fuel usage, use of resources etc will all reduce
organisational costs plus will have clear environmental benefits. The Green Achiever membership
helps its members to identify areas where savings could be made.
Green Achiever? ISO14001? BS8555? The key question organisations need to ask is “What do we
want to achieve through an accreditation?”
The Green Achiever Award reviews and accredits an organisation’s environmental practices and
performance. ISO 14001 and BS8555 review and accredit the environmental system and
While the Green Achiever Awards stand independently, the Silver and Gold audits and reports can
also complement ISO14001 or BS8555 accreditation because of their different emphases. Further,
the audit process can be used as a simple and affordable route towards achieving these
accreditations as our auditors will provide guidance on the requirements of these standards. This
allows our members achieve a practical environmental accreditation while working on getting the
systems and procedures up to scratch.
At costs of between £500 - £700 (+VAT & expenses) Green Achiever accreditation is more affordable
than either ISO14001 or BS8555 and is ideal for organisations looking to accredit their environmental
performance at an affordable price.
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