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Sustainable certificates for organisations

Several sustainable certificates and standards are commonly recognised and pursued by organisations to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. 

The logos of many of the main sustainable certificates

Here are some well-known sustainable certificates:

Environmental Management:

- ISO 14001: Environmental Management System (EMS) - Continuous improvement in environmental management.

Social and Environmental Performance:

- B Corp Certification - High standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

- ESGmark - Recognising high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

Fair Trade and Responsible Sourcing:

- Fair Trade Certification - Ensuring fair wages and conditions for workers, particularly in developing countries.

- Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) - Responsible forest management and sustainable sourcing of wood and paper products.

- Rainforest Alliance Certification - Promoting sustainable agricultural practices and responsible sourcing.

Carbon and Energy Management:

- Carbon Trust Standard - Recognising organisations for measuring, managing, and reducing their carbon footprint.

- ISO 50001: Energy Management System (EnMS) - Efficient energy management and reduction of energy consumption.

Product Sustainability:

- Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Certification - Assessing products based on environmentally safe and sustainable design, materials, and manufacturing processes.

- Green Seal Certification - Certifying environmentally responsible products and services.

Sustainability Reporting:

- The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) - Sustainability reporting standards for disclosing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts.

Green Building and Construction:

- LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) - Sustainable building and construction practices.

- BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) - Sustainable building and construction practices.

Water Efficiency:

- WaterSense Certification - Water-efficient products and practices.

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