Accreditation for good.
Through accreditation, the connection between businesses and consumers becomes even stronger. It's what makes the good work businesses are doing visible to everyone!
How does a business get accredited?
We accredit businesses in most industries, including hospitality, food retail, fashion and transport. Depending on the industry, different badges are available to achieve accreditation, but in a nutshell a business at a minimum needs to:
Receive 1 product badge
Show evidence that they're offering sustainable products to consumers.
Receive 3 operational badges
Show evidence that they have committed to sustainable practices within their operation.
Commit to a pledge
Detail the specific sustainability improvements they are committed to making next by writing a pledge.
Aligned with the UN SDGs, our 31 badges reflect sustainable practices in business operations and products that respect people, our planet and animals. At a glance, they show consumers how a business is taking action on important social and environmental issues.
Types of badges
Operational badges are focussed on sustainable business operations (e.g - Supply Chain Visibility, Supporting Communities, Recycling, Carbon Neutral).
Product badges relate to products offered by a business that are proven to be sustainably/ethically produced (e.g - Fair Trade, Cruelty-free, Durable, Sustainable Forestry).
Each badge has specific standards that must be complied with and businesses are re-appraised every two years to ensure on-going compliance. We weren't kidding when we said we take this stuff seriously! For more information, check out the impact framework.
Want to know more details about how we accredit businesses?
To learn more about our badges and our accreditation requirements, contact us to request a free version of our impact framework.