There are three Investors in the Environment (iiE) accreditation levels that your organisation will be working towards, starting with Bronze and aiming towards Green, meaning that you are guided through the first steps of environmental improvement right the way through to becoming a more sustainable business. Once you have achieved Green, you will need to maintain this level through demonstrating continual improvement against the criteria.

Bronze Certification
Bronze
  • Have an environmental policy in place
  • Environmental champion appointed
  • Monitor gas, electricity and water use
  • Monitor use of one other resource
  • Take quarterly resource readings
  • Set targets for improved energy efficiency
  • Action plan in place
  • Recycling system in place
  • Present progress annually, and submit evidence pack for assessment
Silver Certification
Silver
  • Have an environmental policy in place
  • Environmental champion appointed
  • Monitor gas, electricity and water use
  • Monitor use of two other resources
  • Take quarterly resource readings
  • Set targets for improved energy efficiency
  • Progress towards targets demonstrated
  • Action plan in place
  • Recycling system in place
  • Adopt a travel plan
  • Undertake two additional essential actions
  • Present progress annually, and submit evidence pack for assessment
Green Certification
Green
  • Have an environmental policy in place
  • Environmental champion appointed
  • Monitor gas, electricity and water use
  • Monitor use of three other resources
  • Actual meter readings taken at least monthly
  • Set targets for improved energy efficiency
  • Annual 2% minimum reduction in resource use
  • Progress towards targets demonstrated
  • Action plan in place
  • Recycling system in place
  • Adopt a travel plan
  • Calculate carbon footprint and set targets to reduce
  • Undertake three additional essential actions
  • Present progress
  • Undergo a site audit through iiE

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