Reduce your operational costs
According to The Carbon Trust, UK businesses are paying more than £1.6bn too much on their energy bills every year, and could be saving up to 15% on their energy bills through energy efficiency measures.
Future-proof your business
According to Ofgem, energy costs are expected to rise by at least 40% over the next decade. Green Mark can help your business manage the risks associated with energy price shocks by identifying ways to reduce your energy use.
Increase your bidding scores
Business tenders now allocate up to 10% of their scores to environmental issues. 61% of people more likely to buy from a company if it has a good reputation for reducing its impact on climate change (Carbon Trust, 2009). Demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to the environment with a Green Mark can significantly increase your chances of securing new business.
Affordable & Achievable
Many smaller organisations do not have the resources to achieve an international environmental accreditation such as ISO 14001 and EMAS. Green Mark provides an affordable option to organisations wishing to demonstrate their commitment to environmental sustainability.
It is aligned with international certifications and can provide a road map towards these qualifications, saving expensive consultancy time required to achieve such accreditation.
Comply with legislation
As environmental legislation continues to get tighter, unwitting violation legislation is rising. Your adviser can provide guidance on new and existing legislation, reducing the risk of prosecution.
Improve employee engagement
Engaged staff are more productive. Boosting staff engagement by increasing their awareness of environmental issues may seem like a step into the unknown, however tapping into their enthusiasm is a key way to align your business culture with your efficiency goals.
Marketing & PR pack
Achieving Green Mark provides evidence of a company’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Green Mark brings credibility to your environmental claims, as the process provides an external, independent assessment of your environmental performance. Upon certifying, you will be presented with a set of useful marketing tools to help promote your green achievements.
Recommended by London’s primary Co-Financing Organisations
Green Mark is recommended by London’s Co-Financing Organisations for European Social Funds. These include the Greater London Authority, the Skills Funding Agency, Department of Work and Pensions, London Councils and National Offenders Management Service.