CERTIFICATIONS

Environmental and social certifications like B Corp and ISO 14001 are a great to way to get external verification and evidence your commitment to making a positive impact.

”CERTIFICATIONS”

Environmental & wellbeing certifications are a unique way of evidencing your sustainaiblity credentials to clients & other stakeholders through external verification. Click on the links below to find out more about each certification.

If you’re not sure which type of certification would suit you best, feel free to get in touch for a free, no obligation chat to discuss your options. 

Alternatively you can download my free checklist which gives an overview of B Corporation and ISO 14001.

I am able to support in preparing for certification audits remotely, but please do check with certification bodies as to whether they are able to carry out audits during this time of social distancing.

B CORPORATION

Certified B Corporations are businesses committed to balancing purpose and profit by considering their impact on workers, customer, suppliers, community and the environment. B Corps are a community of leaders using business as a force for good.

In order to obtain certification, a business is required to complete the B Impact Assessment to assess their overall impact. Categories include:

  • Governance
  • Workers
  • Community
  • Environment

Businesses must score a minimum score of 80 to achieve certification and can use the online tool to benchmark their score against other similar businesses and work to improve their score year on year.

Download the checklist to get you started or learn about the B Corp Kickstarter, my support package designed specifically to support you become a certified B Corp.

Whether you’re looking to get certified or ensure you’re improving your score each year, I can help you simplify the process.

Nancy has been a huge help in getting Herb UK B Corp status. She is always professional and responsive in all her communications. If you want to create a more sustainable future then talk to Nancy.

Raoul

Managing Director, Herb UK

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that helps organisations improve their environmental performance.

The benefits of an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System (EMS) include:

  • Enhanced company reputation
  • Increased engagement across the business between senior management and employees
  • Improved environmental performance
  • More efficient use of resources and reduction of waste linked to cost savings
  • Improved compliance with environmental legislation

I offer as much or as little support as you require, starting with an initial gap analysis through to the final certification audit. I believe that an effective Environmental Management System should align with an organisation’s existing procedures and processes rather than creating an additional administrative burden and will work with you to create a streamlined approach to achieving this.

I have worked with a range of clients to achieve certification globally and offer a bespoke service, tailored to the size and needs of your organisation.

In the current climate, many businesses are scheduled for surveillance audits but are finding they have much less time to focus on preparations. If you are in this position, we are happy to offer a full review of your ISO 14001 documentation and supporting evidence, which can be shared online to avoid the need for any site visits. We have been involved in preparing and supporting on over 50 audits for a range of clients over the past 6 years, so are well placed to highlight any potential non-conformities and propose actions for how these can be closed out.

Book in a free call to discuss your requirements and we’d be happy to provide you with a tailored quote to support in your audit preparations.

Nancy and I worked together for over 18 months, and throughout I found her to be highly committed and knowledgeable.

She was responsible for the the rollout of ISO14001 accreditations across 15 of our offices, dispersed throughout EMEA. In this role she interfaced professionally with stakeholders at all levels of both our own internal business and external supply chain.

Nancy was a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation in commending her work.

Stephen

EMEA Infrastructure Manager, Bloomberg

FITWEL

Fitwel certification was launched in 2017 and “has a vision for a healthier future where every building is enhanced to support the wellbeing of its occupants and support healthy communities“.

As a Fitwel Ambassadors, I am well placed to help you achieve certification. If you are looking to certify either a new or existing building, the process will address the 7 Fitwel health impact categories:

  • Impacts Community Health
  • Reduces Morbidity and Absenteeism
  • Social Equity for Vulnerable Populations
  • Instil Feelings of Wellbeing
  • Increases Physical Activity
  • Promotes Occupant Safety
  • Provides Healthy Food Options

Fitwel’s portfolio based approached means that certification is relevant to commercial interior spaces, single-tenant buildings, multi-tenant buildings and multi-family tenanted buildings.

The business case for ensuring health in the workplace is compelling, with benefits including enhanced productivity, reduced absenteeism, talent attraction, and improved indoor air and environment quality.

There is no specific to requirement to obtain certification as the preparation process can simply be used as a powerful tool to work towards enhancing your environmental and social performance and to benchmark your performance against similar businesses.

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