Green Tourism Gold accreditation for Friends House

Improving our green venue credentials

Could a green venue expect better recognition? We have just received a Green Tourism Gold accreditation. Friends House's assessment happened in May 2019. We were judged on the areas listed in the table at the bottom of this page.

We achieved an overall score of 87%. This is a great accomplishment for our team. Our score puts us as one of the leading green venues in the UK.

A green venue in action

We have implemented a series of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies. Recently, we integrated the UN sustainable development goals to our strategy. We also launched Bake The Difference, a programme to help ex-offenders integrate into society through practical and theoretical cooking and baking skills. Examples of our eco-friendly initiatives are listed in the table. 

We intend to carry on working with Green Tourism in the future. We will build on their recommendations to be a beacon of sustainability for the events industry.

Another green credential coming?

To add to the good news, we have just been shortlisted for the London Venue Awards 2019! We are delighted to be one of the finalists in the Best CSR or Sustainability Initiative category.

We have already received two Bronze awards in the past:

  • Best Venue Customer Service 300 plus attendees, theatre-style in 2018
  • Best New or Refurbished Venue in 2017

We highlighted our commitments to sustainability and disenfranchised groups in our entry. The awards will take place in October. We will, of course, let you know of the outcome.