Welcome to The Green Initiative©  The UK’s accreditation scheme for business committing to being greener and more sustainable through efficient management of their waste streams.

If you see these accreditations -  they are a green business.

From just £195.00 + VAT P/annum for Green Membership accreditation you can shout about your efforts to be a green business.  On all emails, letterheads, website, menus, stationery, envelopes etc
(Digital seals are provided)

Guildhall Shopping & Dining -  Exeter.  Awarded The Green Initiative Gold accreditation following 2 successful audits, demonstrating their commitment to efficient waste and sustainability.  

Get Accredited

Saving money, being sustainable and doing things that your customers admire (and many demand!) is everything the Green Initiative is about. Whether you are a small retailer or a Petro- chemical conglomerate. EVERY business can achieve more by committing to a greener future and making an effort to be more sustainable.  That effort is rewarded with recognition and we provide the rewards.


There are 3 types of accreditation:

Green – Self-Certification

£199.00 + VAT Annual.  ANY business can achieve this.  A mission statement for your waste objectives will be required and a commitment to achieving it.  Whether you are a small sandwich van or shopping centre.

Gold - Audited Accreditation

£199.00 + VAT Annual  with compulsory annual audit which is £595.00 + VAT

Centre of Green Excellence

Having completed 2 x successful audits you can apply to become a Centre of Green Excellence. £199.00 + VAT with compulsory annual audit which is £595.00 + VAT