A new approach to certification
Carbon Smart have been working in partnership with the Office Friendly Dealer’s Association since 2009 to deliver the award winning So-Go-Eco programme.
Ofda were searching for a way to ensure their members could achieve credible external environmental certification in a straightforward, tailored manner. Carbon Smart offered, So-Go-Eco, a certification programme designed specifically for Office Friendly members as a solution. The programme would provide a more affordable and practical alternative to schemes such as ISO 14001, EMAS, BS8555 and the Carbon Trust Standard which can be burdensome for smaller businesses. Sustainability is an important criteria for many procurement officers and the So-Go-Eco enables Office friendly members to achieve their objective of showcasing their credentials. Through the certification process, So-Go-Eco helps smaller stationary providers to gain competitive advantage and make financial savings through improved resource efficiency.