The RSA Environment Awards Forum has established an Accreditation Scheme to help tackle this problem. The main aim of the scheme is to improve the design, operation and efficacy 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 - Organising and Sponsoring Environmental and Sustainable Development Awards'.
The main aims of the accreditation scheme are twofold:
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.
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 Pack.