How does the Self Assessment work?
The Self Assessment is made up of 24 questions, called ‘Requirements’. To achieve a successful accreditation, you will need to fulfil a mixture of requirements termed ‘Core Requirements’ and ‘Operational Requirements’. There are three levels of Green Accord Accreditation and the number of ‘core and operational requirements’ needed to achieve them is set out below. See How the levels work?
Self Assessment questions are in numerical order, starting with ‘Core Requirements’, and by ticking the box alongside each question you are confirming that your company can comply with each requirement. As you tick the various requirements, the Self Assessment will automatically display the level of Green Accord accreditation achieved. This allows you to decide the level most suitable for your company.
Guidance is provided for all Requirements, with links to websites providing additional expert information and help to introduce new practices. This can assist you in obtaining a higher level of accreditation where applicable to your size of business.
Once you are satisfied that you have achieved the required level you need, you can progress your application by uploading the supporting evidence required for each requirement. It is essential that you provide the correct evidence and this matches that clarified below each requirement. The evidence provided must relate solely to the question applied for (i.e. do not attach large documents where the evidence is hidden amongst surplus information).
Payment is necessary to submit you assessment for verification and covers the cost of a full and robust audit of the information you provide.