We know it's important that the ethos of your wedding supplier aligns with your own...
So we've put together a ten point criteria, the Green Gauge, that we ask all our partners to comply with for your peace of mind.
The wedding industry covers a broad activity base and you will have your own benchmark of how 'green' you want your suppliers to be. We value all progress and we happily accept wedding suppliers who are trying their best and can check 4 or more criteria on our Green Gauge.
Each criterion below merits a score of one point, therefore the higher the number the greener the supplier. The score is clearly marked on each supplier's listing.
Using renewable energy e.g., biomass boiler, solar energy, buying energy through a 'green' tariff, etc.
Have a written and enforced environmental policy.
Fair Trade & Diversity:
Supporting Fair Trade; offering equal opportunity to all.
Banking with an ethical bank, or supporting / working with, or donating to charities.
Food & Flowers:
Sourcing seasonal, local and / or organic produce; growing their own produce or flowers.
Heritage & Culture:
Supporting and working with their local community social projects; preserving our heritage either in buildings, community matters, agriculture or the environment.
Using renewable and/or recycled materials; making their own products; using or selling locally made, or UK made products.
Offsetting transport through a recognised scheme or planting trees; using hybrid, biodiesel or electric vehicles.
Recycling paper, cans and glass, ink cartridges; composting waste; re-using as much as they can like cardboard boxes, packaging, fabrics; reducing junk mail, printing double sided, avoiding disposable items; buying recycled office materials and refuse sacks, etc.
Saving water by using water efficient appliances; collecting rainwater; utilising grey water; sourcing their own water.
You will also notice that we have a Vegan Friendly badge for those businesses who adhere to a vegan practise, or can readily accommodate vegan needs.
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