Accreditation schemes provide independent verification for your business practices. They can be an excellent way of reassuring customers, checking progress, and inspiring your staff. Accreditation is unlike an award, in that they are for any business reaching a certain standard. It's about recognising a certain requirement rather than rewarding the best. Consumers are becoming more savvy - can you afford not to be accredited?
Suffolk Carbon Charter - Local accreditation for energy management - designed with smaller firms in mind.
Environmental Management System Standards - More details of national schemes for environmental management - e.g. ISO 14001, BS8555, EMAS