How does the Green Acorn application work?

In order to ensure the integrity of the scheme, we now carry out an inspection of the applicant initially before the award is given and then every 2 years. Anyone wishing to apply should contact us to arrange an inspection. The inspector will then assess the measures being taken and discuss the application with the applicant. A visit is then arranged to ensure that the measures are in place. If over 50% of the criteria are met then the award is given. After the award has been given the premises will be re-inspected every 2 years to ensure that the criteria are still being met. Green Acorn Award holders are given a premises sticker and a copy of the logo to use on all of their literature.