Our Evidence-based Accreditation Scheme

Becoming accredited with Proud to be Green is a great way to show your environmental commitment to the public. Because it’s wholly evidence-based, with pre-defined criteria to meet, accreditation goes a long way to assuring consumers that your organisation is really serious about doing its bit.

To enter for our green award, the process is simple: complete the Accreditation Application Form (we can help you complete the form). This will then be checked before it is passed to a Proud to be Green Accreditation Assessor. If there are a few areas in our application where your organisation can provide little evidence – don’t worry! – we will make some suggestions for you to consider adopting. The Assessor would then visit you to discuss your application and gather evidence to support your responses within the application. The assessment visit would normally take 3-4 hours, but could take longer for larger organisations. You will then receive an assessment report.

Success gives you access to the Proud to be Green Accreditation logo for 2 years for use on  your organisation’s stationery, marketing material and websites. You will also receive a high-quality plaque to display on your premises and at exhibitions.  You will also receive a listing for the duration of 2 years on the Proud to be Green Accredited Organisations web page to confirm your achievement. We would also help you promote your achievement via our website and social media channels.

For more information please contact Trevor Child, Head of Accreditation on 07979 350489 or email

Congratulations to Sussex IFA for receiving our first Accreditation Award!

Award requirements

Click to open the PDF below which shows the criteria required for this award.