Charter Member Benefits

Do you hold the Suffolk Carbon Charter? Charter accreditation is a valuable tool for monitoring your progress, publicising your commitment and rewarding your staff.

There's also a range of other benefits on offer exclusively to Carbon Charter holders - see the details below.

If you don't hold the Charter, but you're interested in finding out more, see www.greensuffolk.org/charter.

Member Support

Suffolk Carbon Charter holders are now eligible for two hours of funded support from an environmental business advisor to be used before the end of September 2015. This time can be used to ensure that you are maximising the benefits of your member status, help you to take forward some new efficiency actions, or to monitor the impact of any actions that you’ve implemented to date. Please do get in touch with any queries by emailing Jamie.murphy@groundwork.org.uk or calling 01473 350 370.

Choose Green

Choose Green is a loyalty card scheme that offers its members great discounts from organic and environmentally conscious business across the UK. All Charter members and their staff can get free membership (usually £40). Go to www.choosegreen.co.uk/Registration.aspx and use the PromoCode: SuffolkCarbonCharter.

Holders of the Gold Carbon Charter will be automatically accepted as a Choose Green approved retailer. For further details see their website or email ned.harrison@suffolk.gov.uk.

 Promotion with the Charter

If you already use leaflets, logos or similar to showcase your work, we can use these to promote your business at events attended by the Charter (including Festivals, business fairs, conferences, etc.). We'd love to have something from every Charter holder to include in our displays, and hand out on the day. It could be brochures, leaflets, flyers, images, etc.

If enough members are interested, we’d love to try running a Charter produce stall at some of these events. The idea is that we would offer produce from a selection of Charter holders for sale.

Please email ned.harrison@suffolk.gov.uk or call 01473 264472 to discuss any of the options or arrange collections.

Networking

Networking Events: Regular events including expert speakers, site tours, and more. Want to see something specific? Let us know

LinkedIn Forum: Join the group to discuss any issues or ideas with a vetted and trustworthy range of likeminded businesses.

Twitter: Follow @CarbonCharter for the latest news.

Publicity

The Suffolk Carbon Charter is a valuable publicity tool. Often Charter holders are best placed to get their story out there, but we offer support where required, with any aspect of the publicity process. Let us know

To see some of the publicity members have received in the past, click here.

Charter members have also benefitted from a range of one-off opportunities in the past, including a special feature at the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival and even tickets to Latitude!

Member Support Service

Is there a question that you keep coming up against and don’t have time to answer? if so then drop us a line. Perhaps you're unsure about low energy lighting options, or the benefits of eco-driving? Maybe you just need to check your carbon footprint is up to date. Or would you like to be put in touch with members in your area?

This service is here to help you with any aspect of your energy use or environmental impact.

Email suffolkcarboncharter@groundwork.org.uk or call 01473 350370.

Accreditation

The Charter is an independently assessed and verifiable mark of quality. It is backed by the Environment Agency, Chamber of Commerce and all Suffolk councils. The Suffolk Carbon Charter will help you demonstrate your credentials to attract customers, win contracts and more.

Various schemes specifically acknowledge the charter in their terms, including the Creating the Greenest County awards, and the Anglian Green 100.

The Charter is recognised by County Council and other organisations for procurement purposes, and can help you gain other accreditations and awards. 

We actively seek new opportunities to raise Charter recognition. It you have any ideas of other opportunities, please Let us know.

Quarterly Newsletter: Covering charter-specific news, member stories and other local and national stories of interest. Let us know if you have a story for inclusion. You can see past newsletters at the bottom of this page. (Changed your contact details? Let us know)

Any other questions?

If you have any questions or suggestions email CreatingGreenestCounty@suffolk.gov.uk, or call 01473 264472.

Archived Newsletters

July 2015
March 2015
September 2014
June 2014
March 2014
December 2013
July 2013
April 2013
January 2013
November 2012
September 2012