How do you measure up?

Struggling to prove your green credentials and frustrated by the high cost of tracking just a single element of your environmental activity?

With so many requests for carbon capture, electricity usage, recycling tonnage and many other aspects of maintaining and improving your environmental practices it is easy to forget that people and a healthy bank balance matter too. The National Green Standard Award (NGSA) is designed to help bridge the gap between what can often appear to be conflicting priorities and brings the discipline of a scoring methodology into the assessment so you can track improvements. The NGSA is achieved at Green or Gold levels and recognises the efforts made by organisations as they balance people, planet, and profit.

There are several ways to get involved with the NGSA all designed to support your organisation, promote people development, and ensure you are operating environmentally sound practices.  For some the process will start with the on-line self-assessment questionnaire.  This is a quick and easy way for an organisation to get feedback on how they fair against the three elements that make up the NGSA. From there a number of options are available: on-site training for your managers to help them understand the NGSA and how to support the whole organisation to move forward on a journey to recognition.  Perhaps you might like to have a small team trained to undertake internal audits against the NGSA criteria before you take the step towards formal accreditation.

Registering for the NGSA self-assessment will cost just £50 and you will receive a comprehensive guide to the criteria and what the Standard means. Then you will be given a link to the on-line questionnaire to begin your journey towards excellence and see how you really measure up to the people, plant, profit philosophy.

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