A credit to the environment

In their last episode of the series, Most Wanted Sustainability Heroes Anne Veck and Keith Mellen share sources of formal accreditation to underpin your sustainability credentials 

Anne Veck and Keith Mellen

Now that you’ve got your ‘green’ systems in place, demonstrating your business’s sustainability credentials can be enhanced by undergoing more formal accreditation. 
For help and advice… 
Southampton University Business School’s website, eco hair and beauty, is a fantastic resource of information for salon owners and hairdressers wanting to become more sustainable.  

Green Salon Collective is a UK and Ireland recycling service for hair, used colour tubes, foils, plastic, paper, card, colour and bleach. Check out their website for webinars, videos and lots of helpful information. 

Alternatively, consult with Karine Jackson, the award-winning salon owner and expert on sustainable salons. You can reach her on 07957 655434 or by email at karine@karinejackson.co.uk 

For accreditation… 
Southampton University Business School offers both a Sustainable Stylist and Sustainable Salon certificate. More details HERE 
Green Salon Collective accreditation has versions for both salons and freelancers.
The Davines Sustainable Salon Program is open to all salons. 
Carbon Neutral businesses can achieve accreditation through Carbon Footprint Limited Carbon Neutral Certification and Carbon Trust Carbon Neutral Certfication.
One Planet Living is a sustainability framework for organisations including businesses.
B-Corp is accreditation for businesses that want to balance purpose and profit, and that consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community and the environment. They also offer the free B Impact assessment tool, to help point you in the right direction.

Continue your journey to sustainability by downloading Anne and Keith’s free Salon Re:Source guide – aimed specifically at hairdressing and packed full of practical ideas, hints, tips and solutions.

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