What is IIE?

We are on a mission to help organisations make a positive impact on the planet

Investors in the Environment (iiE) is a national environmental accreditation scheme designed to help organisations save time and money, reduce their impact on the environment, and get recognition for their progress. iiE is an accessible and proven route to help organisations get started on their sustainability journey and keep going.

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Through iiE, you will understand your impact, take action, and demonstrate progress through an externally verified and credible scheme.

Accreditation Framework

Green champion appointed - Image

Green champion appointed

Environmental policy in place - Image

Environmental policy in place

Measure your usage - Image

Measure your usage

Set targets - Image

Set targets

Create action plans - Image

Create action plans

Have a recycling system - Image

Have a recycling system

Create a travel plan - Image

Create a travel plan

Calculate a carbon footprint - Image

Calculate a carbon footprint

Communicate and Engage - Image

Communicate and Engage

The iiE Framework breaks down the fundamentals of environmental management to help you

  • Develop an effective environmental policy or strategy
  • Collect the relevant data to drive efficiency and prevent environmental harm
  • Measure your carbon footprint
  • Get staff involved and inspired
  • And maximise the impact of your sustainability communication

We make it easy to get started on a journey of environmental progress that is both good for your business and the planet.

Upon successful implementation of the iiE criteria, members are awarded with the recognised stamp of certification.


Bronze

Silver

Green

Have an environmental policy in place

Environmental champion appointed Green/Environmental Champions are the individuals responsible for managing and implementing the iiE accreditation process.

Monitor gas, electricity and water use This is a requirement for all organisations unless there is a sufficient reason not to.

Monitor use of other resources Other resources could include waste, mileage, paper or anaesthetic gases.

At least 1 At least 2 At least 3

Measure resource use Resource use must be recorded on a regular basis from bills or meters.

At least quarterly At least quarterly Directly from the meter at least monthly

Set targets for improved resource efficiency

Progress towards targets demonstrated

Annual 2% minimum reduction in resource use

Action plan in place The action plan is your roadmap to achieving your targets for all resources.

Recycling system in place Waste needs to be separated into at least recycling and general waste with a management plan to demonstrate how waste is managed.

Adopt a travel plan

Calculate Carbon footprint


for buildings

for buildings and transport

some scope 3 impacts included

Undertake additional projects These can fall under three core headings of ‘Resource Efficiency’, ‘Biodiversity / Conservation' and ‘Social / Wellbeing / Community’. (E.g. raising money for charity, planting trees, going ‘paperless’).

At least 1 At least 2 At least 3

Present progress annually Progress should be communicated to all staff and Senior Management, to highlight the environmental and financial savings achieved.


(biannually)

Undergo a site audit through iiE Site audits will be undertaken on a case-by-case basis, but may be required for some sectors.


Bronze

Silver

Green
Have an environmental policy in place
Environmental champion appointed Green/Environmental Champions are the individuals responsible for managing and implementing the iiE accreditation process.
Monitor gas, electricity and water use This is a requirement for all organisations unless there is a sufficient reason not to.
Monitor use of other resources Other resources could include waste, mileage, paper or anaesthetic gases. At least 1 At least 2 At least 3
Measure resource use Resource use must be recorded on a regular basis from bills or meters. At least quarterly At least quarterly Directly from the meter at least monthly
Set targets for improved resource efficiency
Progress towards targets demonstrated
Annual 2% minimum reduction in resource use
Action plan in place The action plan is your roadmap to achieving your targets for all resources.
Recycling system in place Waste needs to be separated into at least recycling and general waste with a management plan to demonstrate how waste is managed.
Adopt a travel plan
Calculate Carbon footprint
for buildings

for buildings and transport

some scope 3 impacts included
Undertake additional projects These can fall under three core headings of ‘Resource Efficiency’, ‘Biodiversity / Conservation' and ‘Social / Wellbeing / Community’. (E.g. raising money for charity, planting trees, going ‘paperless’). At least 1 At least 2 At least 3
Present progress annually Progress should be communicated to all staff and Senior Management, to highlight the environmental and financial savings achieved.
(biannually)
Undergo a site audit through iiE Site audits will be undertaken on a case-by-case basis, but may be required for some sectors.
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