I am an award scheme
How to get accredited
The main aims of the accreditation scheme are twofold:
- To improve the design, operation and efficiency of award schemes. Accreditation will give recognition to those schemes which meet the standard of organisation and operation, as set out in the RSA Guide to Good Practice 'Standards of practice and performance required for RSA accreditation of environmental and sustainable development awards'.
- To provide good quality feeder schemes for the European Business Awards for the Environment
If you think your scheme complies with the criteria set out in the Guide and would like to apply for Accreditation then there are three easy steps to follow.
- Download the application guidance document and the application form.
- Read the documents thoroughly and then complete the application form, making sure you clearly indicate where documentary evidence can be found to substantiate your answers.
Your application will be assessed by a team of three independent auditors who will make recommendations to the Forum Secretariat who will decide if Accreditation will be granted. The whole process should take about 4 weeks from when you have submitted your forms. Full information on how the process works and what happens if your scheme does not meet the criteria can be found in the application guidance document.
Accreditation is granted for a period of 3 years, at £150 per year or £350 for the three years, after which a scheme will be required to be re-audited, for which renewal fees will be requested. Continual re-assessment ensures that the high standards upon initial accreditation are not only maintained but developed and improved. Find out more about current accredited award schemes.
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