Salon accreditation with meaning
The Green Salon Collective Accreditation 2021 is a salon kitemark that demonstrates to clients, staff and the wider industry that your salon goes above and beyond when it comes to looking after people and planet.
Customers are increasingly looking for easy ways to differentiate environmentally and socially conscious businesses from ‘the rest’, the accreditation shows you are serious when it comes to sustainable salon experiences.
Our accreditation process is a stringent one, we don’t give it away to everyone who buys it. Salons must fill out a questionnaire online which are then followed up by a short session with sustainability consultancy The Liminality to check the progress salons have made so far.
Only salons who pass the 80% mark will be given the award based on renewable energy provider, waste reduction, energy efficiency measures, staff policies, staff tools, salon food & drinks, PPE, salon diversity, banking and more.
The questionnaire should only take a maximum of 20 minutes to complete, provided you have a good knowledge of your business and suppliers. If you would like more information or have specific questions please call us on 0333 577 6967
We know all salons are different and businesses are at different points on the journey towards sustainability, this is the advantage of having both a questionnaire and human approach. If you’re not quite there yet but have meaningful plans in place, or if there are valid reasons why you can’t achieve something, perhaps a stubbornly unsustainable landlord, we are happy to provide help and advice along the way.
Don't be afraid! If you don't make the pass mark you will be given clear guidance on what you need to do the achieve the accreditation.
Here are some examples of the questions;
1 - Do you take environmental and social impacts into account when choosing suppliers for everything from the hair products you offer, to laundry services, cleaners and building contractors?
2 - Does your salon have adequate systems and policies in place to welcome staff and customers from all different backgrounds and abilities?
3 - Do your advertising, marketing materials or social posts feature a range of races, sizes, genders and human diversity in all forms?
4 - The hairdressing and beauty industry has sometimes been known in the past for unfair wages and even modern slavery incidents. Do you have policies in place to ensure staff are paid and treated fairly?
5 - Do you offer clients local, vegetarian or vegan food or drink options?
6 - What do you do with your excess colour waste?
7 - What do you use in the salon for highlighting & balayage?
If you meet the criteria you will receive;
Prime position on the salon locator.
Accreditation Window Sticker.