Achieve Green Kitchen Standard

Want to sign up to the standard? Here's how the standard works, the application process and some tools and resources to help you to achieve.

The Application Process

Once you have submitted your application form for the Green Kitchen Standard, you will be required to complete an assessment tool to show how you are meeting the Standards. Following the submission of the assessment tool, your site(s) will be visited by an expert independent inspector to verify the information submitted in the assessment tool. Following this, the Carbon Trust will provide you with a report, highlighting your Green Kitchen Standard percentage score, strengths, weaknesses and suggested actions to work on for the following year. You will have an inspection each year to track the progress of your achievements.


Overview of the Green Kitchen Standard: Want to get the rest of your team on board? Here's a overview of the Green Kitchen Standard, including the business benefits.

Summary of the Framework: Take a look at the different topics covered by the standard in a summary and learn more about what is expected of you.

Webinar: We hold regular webinars to inform and discuss the standard. With guest speakers and an opportunity for a question and answer session these are a great resource to learn more. Our next webinar is on January 2019, click here to register. You can watch our latest webinar below.


WRAP: Waste and Resources Action Program works with businesses, individuals and communities to achieve a circular economy through helping them reduce waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way. We recommend utilising the Your Business is Food toolkit to start monitoring your food waste, and take steps to make reductions to your food waste. 

"This partnership is an exciting opportunity to inspire caterers to improve their environmental performance"Dr Peter Bonfield (Creator of Defra's Balanced Scorecard)

Green Kitchen Standard Webinar

"The Green Kitchen Standard has opened our eyes to the little things we could be doing, little things that make a big difference." (Edgehill University)