Green Salon Collective has partnered with sustainability consultancy The Liminality to offer a unique Sustainability Accreditation system for salons and other businesses in the hair and beauty industry.
Green Salon Collective is the original authority on holistic sustainability throughout the UK and Ireland. perfectly positioned to offer advice, support and guidance to businesses looking to improve their green credentials. Achieving GSC accreditation demonstrates to clients, staff and the wider industry that a business goes above and beyond when it comes to looking after people and the planet by creating a sustainable salon experience.
The GSC accreditation process comprises six simple steps, beginning with an initial preparation stage. This ensures that applicants understand what their business needs to do to qualify. The measures are stringent. They are based on everything from a business’s energy provider, waste reduction and food and drink options. It even considers the staff policies and approach to diversity and the wider community.
Following this, applicants should select the relevant fee (£199 for salons, £99 for freelancers). They then complete an online questionnaire at a time to suit. GSC’s Accreditation Programme Director will then arrange to visit the primary business location for a personalised audit, during which they will verify the applicant’s claims. If for any reason they don’t qualify, they will offer guidance on what further steps will achieve accreditation.
‘We are thrilled to be able to offer salons a thorough and authentic assessment. This helps highlight the efforts they have made to take sustainability seriously’ says Fry Taylor, GSC co-founder. ‘Our accreditation process is stringent but also easy to understand. The with advice is simple to implement. Our aim is to enable as many businesses as possible to become more socially and eco-conscious.’