Green accreditation schemes

More and more accommodation, attractions and events in England are becoming aware of green issues and are acting more responsibly in their businesses. But how can you be sure that businesses that ‘say’ they’re green, really are green?  It’s easy, look out for green (or sustainable) labels, which are increasingly being used by businesses.

Who certifies green businesses?

We work with a number of reputable green accreditation certification schemes (labels) who assess businesses for their green credentials. VisitEngland has evaluated each of these schemes to ensure they reach the high standards expected. Those that we’ve validated as truly sustainable (green) are noted below and where we list the business that has such a label we will indicate it with our heart-flower logo next to their star-rating.

Any business displaying this logo has undergone a rigorous verification process to ensure that they truly represent businesses that are sustainable (green) and that a qualified assessor has visited the premises promoted on our site.

Find out more about participating green certification schemes:

How are these businesses being green?

Any business that has ‘green’ label will have implemented initiatives across its business that contributes a significant benefit to the environment and to responsible tourism.

Many of these things may be behind the scenes such as energy efficient boilers, insulated lofts or grey water recycling, but there are many fun activities that you can expect to find too.  For example, your green business should be able to advise you about traditional activities nearby, the best places to sample local food or buy craft products, or even help you to enjoy a ‘car-free’ day out.

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