Green Mark is a tailored environmental accreditation scheme. Level 1 requires organisations to identify and address environmental impacts, comply with environmental legislation and demonstrate good practice. In addition to this, Level 2 requires organisations to develop and implement an Environmental Management System (EMS). An EMS brings together in a cohesive manner the actions required for an organisation to monitor and maintain its environmental credentials in order to reduce the impact it has.
The Brundtland Report, October 1987 defined the meaning of sustainable development as:
“OUR COMMON FUTURE: development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Some of the best practice and actions we have introduced has resulted in the following: