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Green Dragon is a stepped Standard recognising effective
environmental management. The Standard offers an environmental
management system relevant to the specific needs of companies and
organisations and rewards actions taken to achieve environmental
For many companies and organisations, the attainment of formal
environmental management systems such as ISO 14001 can be very
daunting, and in some cases not relevant to their business
needs. Many companies and organisations aspiring to ISO 14001 do
not receive any recognition for the steps they have made along the
way and if they don't achieve all the elements for certification,
they have nothing to show for their efforts. This is where the
Green Dragon Environmental Standard plays an important part.
Within the Green Dragon Standard there are five levels, with
each step contributing towards acheivement of the International and
European environmental standards ISO 14001 and EMAS. During the
appraisal and audit processes for the Green Dragon Standard, there
is an evaluation of costs as well as environmental performance -
this means that at each stage the company or organisation will have
an outline environmental management system that relates to its
Groundwork Wales is a UKAS Accredited Inspection Body, enabling
you to be confident that our inspections are carried out to
recognised international standards. For more info,
Companies and organisations achieving any level of the
Green Dragon Standard receive a certificate demonstrating the level
of the company's achievements and commitment to environmental
Companies and organisations achieving Levels Three, Four
and Five are also eligible to purcahse a plaque and are able
to display the Green Dragon logo on their stationery and marketing
materials. Displaying the Green Dragon logo demonstrates to
customers and other interested parties that the company is
committed to environmental management.
Companies and organisations who have reached Level Five may
be successful in obtaining ISO 14001 or EMAS.
Each company achieving the Standard will feature here on
the Green Dragon Website. The website contains a register of certified companies which can be
used by customers (and potential customers) wishing to verify the
environmental credentials of their suppliers and also by
participating companies to network with other companies and share
knowledge and experiences.
Any company or organisation can apply for the Green Dragon
Environmental Standard and we can carry out inspections across the
UK and Northern Ireland.
If you would like more information about Green
Dragon, would like to renew your certification or apply for
certification then please contact
Any company or organisation can
apply for the Green Dragon Environmental Standard, contact us
01443 844866, firstname.lastname@example.org,