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, our development manager will visit you, to support you in forming an action plan to achieve the Green Kitchen Standard and support you in completing the assessment tool. Once you have gathered evidence accompanying your assessment tool,  it will be submitted for review by our certification team. Once it’s confirmed that you meet the minimum score (60%), the certification shall provide you with a report, highlighting your Green Kitchen Standard score, strengths, weaknesses and suggested actions to work on for the following year. You will be visited each year to support you and 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. You can watch our latest webinar below.


Food waste monitoring resourcesWaste 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)