Suffolk Carbon Charter

The Suffolk Carbon Charter is an award recognising carbon reduction measures in Suffolk's small and medium businesses - i.e. those with fewer than 250 FTEs (Full Time Equivalent staff).

For more details call 01473 350 370.  The cost of assessment and accreditation is between £750 - £930 depending on the size of your business..


Membership is for two years and a fee is payable on re-accreditation.


Discounts are currently available for some suppliers to the Co-op East of England, a Carbon Charter Pathfinder Partner, and through some other routes.

Assessment includes a full site visit and review by a qualified assessor.The charge covers the costs of an onsite audit and help to meet the accreditation requirements, through to the assessment and accreditation process.

Businesses outside Suffolk may also apply.  Norfolk based businesses will be accredited to the equivalent Norfolk Carbon Charter scheme.

Sign up here  if you would like one of our advisers to contact you with an application pack.

For more information on exactly what's involved, click here.  To see who has already been awarded the Charter, click here.

Why Apply?

More and more people are waking up to the risks involved with our current levels of consumption.  Individuals and companies alike are changing their habits in order to reduce their energy use. This means potential customers are looking for a reliable measure that can reassure them they're not damaging the planet with their purchases.  The Suffolk Carbon Charter allows Suffolk's small businesses to communicate their environmental commitment with a clearly recognisable brand.

"The Suffolk Carbon Charter Gold award is a fantastic confirmation of work done so far, and also another incentive to carry on aiming to make additional improvements whenever and wherever possible . . . !"
        - Rita James, The Coach House, Small B&B, Woodbridge

To find out more click here.

Watch this short film to see what some of the currently accredited firms have to say about it.




BEE Carbon Charter from Offshoot Films on Vimeo.

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The Charter was developed as part of the ANSWER Project, with the support of ERDF through the Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme.   For full details, see  Further developments to the service were funded by the Climate Change Skills Fund from Sustainability East and Improvement East. Current subsidies to the core service are provided by Suffolk County Council.