At Oakland Care we are committed to reducing our environmental impact
Oakland Care are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Green Mark Level 1 accreditation! The Green Mark is an internationally recognised environmental certification that demonstrates to our community that we are conducting business to recognised environmental standards.
Through the online portal, we submitted information about our business, answered questions and provided supporting evidence, the answers were then reviewed by an auditor and we were awarded a Green Mark Level 1!
Through the process Green Mark helped us create a framework to make sure we have the correct tools to monitor and reduce our emissions going forward, as well as communicating internally and externally how we are doing this.
After becoming certified Green Mark sent us a certificate, window stickers and some digital materials to share the news of our accreditation which we now proudly share and display throughout our business and to our community.
Here are some of our environmental policies:
-We will aim to continuously improve the environmental performance and integrate recognised environmental management best practice into our business operations.
-Measure and take action to reduce the carbon footprint of our business activities to meet our objectives and targets.
-Manage waste generated from the business operations according to the principals of reduction.
Considering environmental accreditation?
For any other organisations considering environmental accreditation, these are some reasons why we would recommend it:
-Sustainable practices such as saving energy, reducing water use, using less materials and creating less waste can save more money than you think.
-Environmental credentials attract clients and increases the likelihood of others wanting to work with you!
-It is possible to run a profitable business without compromising on social and environmental responsibilities.
-Business can be a force for good in the world when maximising profit is not the only goal.
We’re looking forward to working towards the level 2 accreditation!
To find out more about Green Mark head over to greenmark.co.uk