National Award for Environmental Excellence®
In May 2019, the Scottish Government declared a climate emergency and has pledged to drastically reduce carbon emissions from Scotland. This will mean new legislation and technology that will bring significant changes to the way that we do life and business in Scotland. The United Nations COP26 climate conference in 2021, hosted in Glasgow, focused attention on climate action in Scotland like never before. Having an environmentally engaged workforce is vital in helping you meet new regulations and customer expectations as Scotland strives to become a net-zero nation.
National Award for Environmental Excellence® scores each site on a set of criteria split into six elements:
“This award has been recognised by Quality Scotland as “supporting organisations to deliver excellence in environmental quality.”
The award uses a standardised methodology which can be used across a range of sites, properties and sectors.
Previous assessments include offices, warehouses, visitor attractions, hospitals, leisure centres and shopping centres across businesses and organisations. We also have National Award for Environmental Excellence® for housing providers.
How does our National Award for Environmental Excellence work?
1 Your documentation is reviewed by our assessors to understand your current activity to score
against our criteria.
2 Our assessors will carry an out on-site visit to complete scoring on all criteria and cross-reference
findings in the desktop assessment.
3 A thorough report will be produced detailing how your organisation is performing against all
criteria as well as recommendations for improvement and identify areas you are already doing
4 Successful organisations will earn a bronze, silver, gold or platinum level of award. A plaque and
promotional opportunities are provided.
5 Ongoing support can be provided to ensure continuous environmental improvement.
The award is renewed after two years and our support provides the opportunity to continually
improve your performance and aim for higher awards.
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