Organisations are awarded the standard if they achieve the Quantitative and Qualitative Requirements outlined below.

Quantitative Requirements

Achievements Details
Reduction in absolute waste Reduction in total waste, e.g. tonnes of waste generated in 2021 versus 2022
Reduction in waste intensity Reduction in waste to a relative metric, e.g. tonnes of waste/£m turnover
Overall movements in hierarchy Positive movement up the waste hierarchy, e.g. less waste to landfill, more recycling

Achievements are calculated over a 3 year period, with the most recent year compared to an average of the 2 preceding years

Qualitative Requirements




90 points in total - Minimum Score 60% = 54 points